Research Fellow In Neuropsychiatric Genetics

at University of Melbourne

The Research Fellow will conduct research into neuropsychiatric risk genes under the supervision of Dr Mike Clark within the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, and as part of the Centre for Stem Cell Systems. The Fellow will be a member of the team working on a Brain and Behaviour Foundation funded project whose goal is to investigate the expression and splicing of risk genes for neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, in human brain. A major focus of this research will be the use of long-read Nanopore sequencing. A second facet of this position will be to work with researchers in the centre and with collaborators to develop exciting new applications for this technology.

This position would suit a candidate with a background in genomics/transcriptomics or neuroscience, who has an interest in Nanopore sequencing and its application to human disease research. There is scope for the position to be lab focused, or a mixture of lab work and bioinformatics.

The Research Fellow will be hosted by and be a member of the Centre for Stem Cell Systems in Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, School of Biomedical Sciences. The position reports to Dr Mike Clark, a Group Leader in the Centre for Stem Cell Systems.

Parkville Victoria Australia

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