Postdoctoral Research Associates, Bioinformatics / Statistical Genetics


Washington University in St. Louis


St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.

Principal Investigator

Carlos Cruchaga


Applicants should email a curriculum vitae and statement of research interests to Dr. Carlos Cruchaga (



We are seeking applicants for two postdoc positions to work with highly dimensional data including GWAS, exome-chip, whole-genome and exome sequencing, RNA-seq, quantitative biomarker and clinical longitudinal data.

The goal is to identify novel variants and genes implicated in complex traits including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke using novel and integrative computational and statistical analyses.

She/he will join a team of six computational and statistical researchers working in bioinformatics, statistical genomics and genetics. The team is based in the laboratory of Drs. Alison Goate and Carlos Cruchaga, which comprises over 20 people dedicated to understanding the architecture of neurodegenerative diseases and addiction.


The candidate will hold a PhD in statistics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, Medical Statistics, Mathematics or similar. The candidate should have a strong background in second-generation sequencing analyses (DNA and RNA), GWAS analyses (PLINK and SKAT-O), and multivariate and mixed model analyses. A working knowledge of UNIX, Perl/Python and R are also recommended.