Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neurology

companyWashington University In St. Louis School of Arts&Sciences
location1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/3/2024
Laboratory and Research
Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary

The Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the NeuroGenomics and Informatics Center (NGI).

The successful candidate will be involved in projects to perform big-data research, bundling genetics, multi-omics, biomarker, clinical, and histopathological data, to harness the full range of biologically relevant data to better understand Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. There is a particular emphasis on addressing important questions regarding sex dimorphisms, ancestry, and health disparities in Alzheimer’s disease. Another primary focus is the cross-modal integration of Alzheimer’s disease genomics with brain-imaging derived phenotypes to elucidate how genetics contributes to disease heterogeneity. Overall, this research will contribute importantly to the discovery of novel risk genes, steer basic research and drug development, and advance personalized medicine. 

The successful candidate will develop expertise in the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. They will learn state-of-the-art strategies to integrate a breadth of ‘omics (proteomics, single cell, etc.) and biomarker data (derived from plasma, cerebrospinal fluid, and neuroimaging) with genetic and clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease. The candidate will benefit from integration with the world-renowned Knight-ADRC (expertise on genetics, neuroscience, brain imaging), the NGI (exceptional expertise on genetics and multi-omics data generation & processing), and the highly collaborative atmosphere at Washington University.  

The candidate is expected to lead research projects, publish in leading scientific journals and conferences. The candidate will participate in set-up of project proposals and participate in funding activities. The candidate will be strongly encouraged and supported to develop career skills, including writing, public speaking, networking, and applying for independent fellowships and grants. Training will be provided in disciplines with which the candidate is less familiar.  

For more information, reach out to Dr. Michael Belloy at belloy@wustl.edu.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs-2/.

Required Qualifications

PhD required in related field.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.


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Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

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