The Center for Genomic Science Innovation at UW-Madison has initiated an exciting collaboration to predict and test causal variants in rare human genetic disorders. In partnership with PreventionGenetics, one of the largest genomic testing companies in the US, the team will combine machine / deep learning, network biology, comparative and evolutionary genetics, and cutting edge genomic investigation to predict and validate causal genetic variants from human patients. A key goal is to devise creative approaches to incorporate large-scale data from other organisms into network analysis of human genetic variants. The team brings together experts in computational, statistical, and biological genomics and presents an outstanding opportunity for students and postdocs interested in impactful, collaborative work. This is an exceptional opportunity for model-organism and evolutionary biologists interested in making the jump to human genetics in unique and exciting ways.
- Have been recently awarded or soon to be awarded a Ph.D. in genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, or similar field.
- Have demonstrated productivity through first author publications or preprints
- Be highly motivated, independent, and driven
- Be interested in joining a collaborative research group in the CGSI & Gasch Lab
- Ideal candidates will also be interested in working toward leadership in the project
The Gasch Lab is housed within the Laboratory of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the new Center for Genomic Science Innovation (of which Dr. Gasch is the Interim Director). UW-Madison is a vibrant community with a strong culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and communication. There are many opportunities for research and professional development. Madison is an exceptional place to live and is frequently voted one of the best cities in the country.
Intersted candidates should email a CV, statement of research interests, manuscript preprints (if yet to be published), and contact information for three references to Audrey Gasch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We welcome and encourage women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities to apply.