Mapping the cognitive genome. Ph.D. or Post-Doc in psychiatric genomics

Type de poste
Niveau d'étude minimal
Durée du poste
Contrat renouvelable
Contrat renouvelable
Détails de renouvellement
2 ans renouvelable pour les Postdoc.
Date de prise de fonction
Date de fin de validité de l'annonce

3175 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal QC H3T 1C5

Sébastien Jacquemont
Guillaume Huguet
Charles-Olivier Martin
Laura Peyras
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The laboratory of Sébastien Jacquemont is working with several international consortia on projects mapping the relationship between genomic variants, cognition, behavior and brain structure.
We are recruiting a talented Ph.D. student and a postdoctoral researcher with a background in genomics and bioinformatics.

The ideal candidate holds a Ph.D. in either computational biology, genomics, statistics or machine learning. They should have knowledge in coding using either R, Python, Matlab, etc.

Nature of the research:
We aim at building statistical models to identify relationships between rare genomic variations cognition and behavior.
To this mean, the student will use general population and psychiatric cohorts with genomic and cognitive data. This mega-dataset includes between 200000 and 800000 individuals depending on the available genetic data. Depending on interest and background, the student will analyse single nucleotide variants or structural variants on exome, whole genome sequencing and genotyping data. Collaborations with other students in the lab will allow to perform analyses across modalities.

Environment :
The lab and the research center offer a stimulating and international environment. The close collaboration with other labs will allow students to gain expertise in several disciplines such as genomics, neuroimaging and psychiatry.
Students will attend summer schools on specific topics as well as train in collaborating laboratories abroad to gain additional expertise. They are expected to present their research at international conferences.

Positions are available now and will remain open during the next year. They are funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).

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