Scripps Research, Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience

Position ID:Scripps Research-Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience-POSTDOCAI [#26939]
Position Title: Postdoc in Machine Learning, AI, and Computational Biology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:La Jolla, California 92037, United States
Subject Areas: Psychiatry
Neuroscience / Computational, Computational neuroscience
Molecular Biology / molecular epidemiology, applied genomics, epidemiology, functional genomics
Biological Sciences
Psychology / Computational Neuroscience, Data Science, Health Disparities, Psychological Science and Racial and Health Disparities (more...)
Appl Deadline:2024/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/12/30, listed until 2024/12/31)
Position Description:    

An NIH-funded postdoctoral research associate position is immediately available in the Zorrilla Lab at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. The Zorrilla lab studies the neural substrates of motivated behavior and psychiatric genetics using large human multi-omic, multi-phenotype, big data human datasets that include electronic health registries, neuroimaging, biomarker, and lifestyle data (e.g., All Of Us, UK Biobank) as well as RNASeq datasets obtained from orthologous animal models of binge eating behavior, alcohol use disorder, drug addiction, obesity, and post-traumatic emotional disorders. The successful applicant for this position will have advanced computational and data science experience that includes applying machine learning, deep learning, and/or generative model approaches to large, multi-dimensional datasets (e.g., >150k cases with whole genome sequences) for identifying predictive gene variants and phenotypes, prediction of diagnostic incidence or recurrence, modeling latent or manifest continuous traits, and developing risk score algorithms.

The Zorrilla Lab is in a rich intellectual environment, affiliated with the Scripps Departments of Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)-funded Scripps T32 Institutional Postdoctoral Training Program, the NIAAA-funded Scripps P60 Alcohol Research Center of Excellence, the Pearson Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research, and the University of California-San Diego (UCSD) Neuroscience Graduate Group.

The successful trainee will gain cutting-edge technical training and develop skills needed to compete for independent funding and transition to independence. This postdoctoral position offers salary levels above NIH minimums as well as employee benefits from The Scripps Research Institute.

Pending Ph.D. applicants are acceptable.

Eligible candidates have the possibility of being appointed to our NIAAA-funded T32 training grant and becoming affiliate members of the P60 Center funded by NIAAA and the Pearson Center. Appointment to the T32 training grant requires candidates to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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Zorrilla Lab
9060 Activity Road, Unit F
San Diego, CA 92126