Shizhong Han Laboratory

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  • Postdoctoral Opportunity

    We are currently seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with good quantitative skills to join the laboratory of Shizhong Han, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa.

    The Shizhong Han Laboratory aims to dissect the genetic components of psychiatric disorders using cutting-edge genomic technologies, advanced statistical genetic methods, and multidisciplinary approaches. Current research topics include imaging genetics of alcoholism, whole exome sequencing of bipolar disorder, and secondary analysis of large GWAS data sets of a series of psychiatric disorders.

    The successful candidate is expected to develop novel statistical methods and computational tools to meet the challenges that arise from real data analysis of high-throughput genetic and genomic data.

    Candidates with a doctoral degree in human genetics, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or other fields with strong quantitative skills (e.g., biostatistics, statistics, or computer science) will be considered.

    Good programing skills in Perl, R, C/C++, or other languages is desired. Experiences in statistical genetics/genomics research are a strong plus. The candidates need to be highly motivated, excellent in academic writing, and able to work well in a collaborative environment.

    Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and three references to Shizhong Han at

    The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.