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Postdoctoral Position in Psychiatric Pharmacogenetics

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Posted: 1/28/2014
Job Title: Postdoctoral Position in Psychiatric Pharmacogenetics
Employer: Pharmacogenetics Research Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto)
Location: Toronto, Canada
Description:

Our research is dedicated to understanding the genetics of individuals' response to psychiatric medication and side-effects. We are currently conducting a larger research study where genetic variations of drug metabolism genes are tested and an interpretation is sent to the treating physicians. This represents a first step towards clinical implementation of pharmacogenetics since this information can then be used to adjust drug treatment. The feedback we obtained from physicians and patients has been very favorable. Another major focus of our research is to investigate gene variants associated with antipsychotic-induced weight gain (e.g., Kao and Müller, 2013; Lett et al., 2012; Müller and Kennedy, 2006). For further information please see also: www.pharmacogenetics.ca and www.im-pact.ca.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with particular interest in psychiatric pharmacogenetics to start around spring 2014.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate has concluded a PhD/MD (or equivalent) training and shown clear commitment towards research in genetics and psychopharmacology supported by meaningful publications and presentations on expert meetings. Knowledge in bioinformatics would be a strong asset to process larger data arising from GWAS and/or DNA sequencing studies. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary team and will need to have superb communication skills at various levels. Letters of reference from previous supervisors would be highly appreciated.

Contact:

Applications should be submitted to Prof. Daniel Mueller at: daniel.mueller@camh.ca


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