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Postdoctoral Associate

Company: Broad Institute
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Flannick and Udler Labs at the Broad Institute are seeking exceptional candidates for postdoctoral fellowships focused on computational and statistical analysis of high-throughput genomic data in the context of precision medicine for diabetes. The fellow will be co-mentored by Drs. Jason Flannick and Miriam Udler and will gain expertise in statistical genetics, computational biology, clinical genetics, and diabetes physiology. Within the Broad Institute, the Flannick and Udler Labs form part of the Diabetes Research Group, which develops and employs computational approaches to use human genomic and clinical data to understand and better treat diabetes. Our research has a strong translational focus, given our co-affiliations with Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital, and our diverse and collaborative team includes people from multiple scientific and clinical backgrounds. We play leadership roles in high-profile international consortia focused on aggregating and analyzing large-scale genomic data for metabolic diseases (AMP-CMD) and improving our understanding of atypical diabetes (RADIANT). Projects meeting any level of ambition are available to motivated postdocs. The ideal candidate will be passionate about learning and applying cutting-edge techniques in the burgeoning fields of precision medicine and genomic data science and be motivated to publish research that significantly impacts how genetics is used to understand and treat diabetes. Projects may involve employing polygenic scores for diabetes, analyzing exome data to identify pathogenic variants, or developing novel statistical methods to combine multiple data modalities to dissect disease heterogeneity. Applicants must have a PhD in a quantitative field and experience with data analysis and programming/scripting; prior knowledge of computational biology or genetics is also required. The Broad Institute is located in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge, perhaps the most exciting biomedical research environment in the world, and serves as a hub for the Harvard and MIT biomedical communities. Additionally, the Flannick and Udler Labs are affiliated with and have office space at two of the preeminent hospitals in the country, Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. These resources provide an unparalleled opportunity for a motivated postdoc to scientifically grow and achieve high impact science, set alongside the cultural and natural benefits of the broader Boston metropolitan area. Remote working options are also available. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Check out this video for a look into our community! The Broad Institute is pioneering a new model of collaborative biomedical science to transform biology and medicine. To do that, we have created a unique community of amazing, creative people - "Broadies" - each with a passion for pushing scientific frontiers. Broadies have a diverse collection of talents, expertise, and backgrounds, creating a rich collaborative environment for solving intractable scientific problems. We are always looking for new team members within Research , Computational Biology , Software Engineering , and Administration to help us tackle important problems at the cutting edge of science. Why Broad? It comes down to our culture . Our community transcends academic and organizational barriers, encouraging different points of view and making all Broadies part of something meaningful. If ours is a community you would want to be a part of, then please apply!

Keywords: Broad Institute, Cambridge , Postdoctoral Associate, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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