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Genetic Basis of Mental Illness

National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:
The Mood and Anxiety Disorders Section of the Human Genetics Branch of the NIMH Intramural Research Program has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral scientist with interest in genetics, statistics, or computational biology to join a dynamic group of investigators studying genes involved in the etiology of major mental illness. This inter-disciplinary group of scientists investigates the genetic basis of severe mental illness using a variety of approaches, including next-generation sequencing, GWAS, and iPSC-derived cellular models.

Applicants must hold a recent MD and/or PhD degree in medical, biological, or mathematical sciences and be willing to commit to two to 6 years of full-time research.

To Apply:
Please send CV to Francis J. McMahon, Chief, Human Genetics Branch, at
Details on the application process, salary, and benefits may be found at

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