Postdoctoral Researcher


Washington University


St. Louis, Missouri

Principal Investigator

Oscar Harari



The NeuroGenomics and Informatics Center (NGI) at Washington University School of Medicine is recruiting multiple postdoctoral research scientists. The NGI generates and analyzes Whole-Genome Sequencing data and high-throughput, multidimensional omic data to study neurodegeneration and diseases of the central nervous system, with an emphasis on Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other dementias. The ultimate goal of the NGI is to understand the biology of these diseases, to define novel biomarkers, and to identify novel therapeutic targets. The Washington University School of Medicine is renowned for its research cohorts of neurodegenerative disorders, which include clinical, neuroimaging, and fluid biomarker phenotypes.

We are currently employing deep molecular profiling of brain, using single-nuclei RNA-seq to characterize a large collection of samples. We are seeking entrepreneurial-minded and motivated researchers with strong analytical skills to join our effort and to generate novel insights of neurodegeneration with this unique dataset, while working in a highly dynamic multidisciplinary and collaborative environment.

Dr. Harari is well funded with several grants from the National Institute of Aging, CZI and Archer Fund.

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EOE Statement: Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


A successful applicant will hold, or expect to soon obtain, a Ph.D. in genetics, bioinformatics, computer science, data science, statistical genomics, or a related discipline involving the interrogation of omics datasets. Hands-on experience with large-scale human genomic or other omics, preferably related to human single-cell RNA-seq using Seurat or ScanPy packages, is expected. The ideal candidate has solid skills in at least one programming language (R, python or perl) and experience working in Linux and/or high-performance cluster environments. A strong ability to perform analytical reasoning to extract biological insights from data-driven approaches is critical. Familiarity with interrogation of publicly available resources will be highly beneficial.