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Full/Part Time: Full Time
Location/Affiliates: Mount Sinai Medical Center (Manhattan)
Department: 859 - Psychiatry
Requisition Number: PD13-1573100
The Psychosis Research Program at the Icahn School of Medicine is dedicated to Schizophrenia and Affective Psychosis, primarily Bipolar Disorder. Our mission is "to promote discovery and accelerate translation of biomedical advances into novel prevention, detection and treatment strategies for psychosis".
Research within the Psychosis Research Program aims to characterize biological pathways in psychosis and understand their relevance for resilience or transition to overt disease expression, progression and treatment response. Key current projects:
* Predictive value of neuroimaging for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment response prediction in psychosis
* Neural correlates of genetic predisposition to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
* Neural correlates of resilience to expressed genetic vulnerability to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
* Patient stratification for staging, prognosis and response prediction
The Psychosis Research Program complements efforts within the Division of Psychiatric Genetics to define the genetic architecture of the two most severe and heritable psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. In addition the Psychosis Research Program takes advantage of the excellent data acquisition and analysis infrastructure of the Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute for neuroimaging research and tools developed by the Institute of Genomics and Multiscale Biology for computational and modeling analysis of high-dimensional (genetic, clinical, neuroimaging and psychometric) data.
The successful candidate will have experience in biostatistical analyses and analyze data derived from multiple internal and external studies. Ideally this candidate will interact with the PI to determine and execute a data analysis plan for studies involving genome wide SNPs, copy number variation, or next generation sequencing. We seek a highly motivated and dedicated M.D. or Ph.D. multivariate statistical analysis with excellent personal skills, proven ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
Responsibilities include data management and analysis, and scientific writing.
Supervise junior staff
Ph.D. Genetics, Biology, Computer Science or Psychology
2 years in research enviroment
Strong communication and writing skills.
Mount Sinai Medical Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds. Mount Sinai Medical Center--An EEO/AA-D/V Employer.