Enthusiastic and talented researchers like you are always welcome to join the team!

We employs multiple cutting-edge technologies in genomics and computational biology to investigate the development and function of mammalian brains in the context of human health and disease. Current areas of interest include applying single-nucleus RNA-sequencing and spatial proteomics technologies on human brains with the goal of understanding disease pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease (AD), Parkinson disease (PD) and Lewy body diseases (LBDs. We have multiple positions open. We seek to recruit highly motivated and deeply interested individuals to join our team. Please see below for more information.

Graduate Students

WUSTL graduate students interested in rotating in the Zhao lab please come to talk to Guoyan Zhao or contact gzhao@wustl.edu to schedule a meeting.

Postdoctoral Research Associate position

The position requires working collaboratively with a team of experimental biologists focused on single-nucleus RNA-seq data analysis and “multi-omics” data integration with a main goal to identify genetic markers and mechanisms of neurodegeneration that will lead to better disease diagnosis, treatment and eventually cure.  The candidate will be responsible for leading and carrying out these innovative projects, will assist with grant preparation and reporting, will prepare and submit papers for publication. The candidate will have opportunities to travel and to present at national and international conferences.

Interested candidates please send the following to gzhao@wustl.edu . 1) a cover letter explaining motivation, research experience, and interests; 2) CV; 3) the name and contact information of three references.

Bioinformatician position

The position requires working collaboratively with a team of experimental and computational biologists focusing on single-nucleus RNA-seq data analysis and “multi-omics” data integration with a main goal to identify genetic markers and mechanisms of neurodegeneration that will lead to better disease diagnosis, treatment and eventually cure. The candidate will be responsible for leading and carrying out these innovative projects, will assist with grant preparation and reporting, will prepare and submit papers for publication. Successful candidates will have opportunities to travel and to present at national and international conferences.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Master or Ph.D. degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, Medical Statistics, neuroscience, or a related scientific field and have extensive computational and high-throughput DNA sequence analysis experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Next-generation sequencing data analysis, large scale data analysis (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, Hi-C, single cell RNA-seq), comparative genomics.
  • Experience with the relevant bioinformatics tools (e.g. Seurat, STAR, SALMON, KALLISTO, DESEQ2 etc.).
  • Working knowledge of programming language (e.g. Perl, Python) and statistical genetics and/or statistical modeling approaches, familiarity with R programming language.
  • Experience in working in a Linux/UNIX environment
  • Knowledge or experience in molecular biology. Knowledge of neuroscience and neurodegeneration is a plus.
  • Highly motivated, well organized with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, establishing and maintaining good working relationships with P.I. and other members of the research group.

Interested candidates please send the following to gzhao@wustl.edu . 1) a cover letter explaining motivation, research experience, and interests; 2) CV; 3) the name and contact information of three references.