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Postdoc in Pharmacogenomics and multi-omics methods: Dr. Minoli Perera’s Lab, Pharmacology

Position available within a Clinical Pharmacology/ Pharmacogenomics laboratory for a Postdoctoral Scholar. Our laboratory focuses on the pharmacogenomics of drug response in cardiovascular medicine and hepatic drug metabolism in African Americans. We are highly collaborative and offer an excellent training environment where the goal is to develop skills for your next career step! We offer opportunities to interact with statistical genetics, cancer biology, and clinical faculty at Northwestern and national and international institutions. This is a training position with emphasis on career development. We also have opportunities for both internal and external funding, for those looking to develop grant writing skills and independent research careers.

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. and /or PharmD or M.D. degree, less than 3 years out from PhD.

  • PhD in a discipline such as Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or Statistics, Human Genetics, or Pharmaceutics/Pharmacy preferably.
  • First author publication record in reputable journals
  • Functional Genomics experience in techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9.
  • Experience analyzing large biological datasets (All of Us, UK Biobank) a plus.
  • Experience with high performance computing environments.
  • Ability to train others required.  
  • Skills in statistical analysis.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  •  A strong work ethic and commitment to timely delivery of results is essential.
  • Proficiencies in word processing, spreadsheet, database software, power point, statistics and other software use in scientific research analysis are required.
  • Eligibility to work in the US is required
  • Proficiency in Python and R is a plus – there are opportunities to learn these skills within the lab, but trainees must show initiative to learn these skills.

More information on your lab can be found at:

Applications, including curriculum vitae and bibliography, summary of past accomplishments, and 3 signed reference letters, should be emailed to:

Minoli Perera Pharm.D, PhD.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Northwestern University
303 E. Chicago Ave.
Ward 9-188
Chicago IL, 60611

Northwestern University is a not-for-profit organization that integrates research with clinical practices and education in multi-campus environment. We offer an attractive benefit package. Salary will be determined by the candidate’s experience.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Assistant Professor in Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy invites applications for a full‐time, 12‐month, appointment stream faculty position in the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the rank of assistant professor.  The successful applicant will actively contribute to research and patient care through innovation in the clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics and precision medicine. The incumbent is expected to successfully obtain grant funding to support the advancement of the pharmacogenomics program and become a leader in the use of genomic data for pharmacotherapy decision‐making. Additionally, there will be an expectation for teaching in curricular (e.g. Doctor of Pharmacy and graduate programs) and professional training programs (e.g. online competency‐based education) of the School of Pharmacy. The incumbent is expected to actively contribute to the Pittsburgh Pharmacogenomics (PittPGx) program and Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence as well as develop meaningful collaborations with other researchers within the School of Pharmacy, Schools of Health Sciences, and external organizations. The successful candidate should have expertise/interest in one or more of the following areas: clinical and translational sciences, health care implementation science, data science (pharmacoanalytics), precision medicine, genotype/phenotype discovery, medication outcome phenotyping, analysis of electronic health record data, and/or healthcare informatics. The ideal candidate will have a PharmD and specialty residency or fellowship training in pharmacogenomics or three years of equivalent experience. Other qualifications and experiences will be considered. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for pharmacy licensure in Pennsylvania. The rank and salary for this non‐tenure stream position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The School of Pharmacy is a leader and innovator in education, practice, and research, is one of 16 schools/colleges located on the Oakland campus, which includes the six schools of the health sciences. Pitt Pharmacy ranks #5 among schools of pharmacy in total research funding and is known as an innovator in research, education, and practice. Applicants will need to apply to this position through the University of Pittsburgh Talent Center at (req#23003756). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, names of three individuals who can provide a letter of reference, and one‐page summaries of research interests, teaching philosophy, and service accomplishments. In addition, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contribution when possible. The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

For further information, please contact:  

Philip Empey, PharmD, PhD, FCCP Director, Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence Associate Director, Insitute for Precision Medicine Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh

(412) 648‐7219,

Postdoctoral Position
Pharmacogenomics Laboratory of Rachel F. Tyndale
University of Toronto and CAMH, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow to lead genomic investigations of substance use and mental health disorders with an emphasis on Pharmacogenomics.

Qualifications: PhD in pharmacology, statistical genetics, computer science, bioinformatics, or a related area.

This position is available immediately for a period of one year with the option of extension in the laboratory of Dr Rachel F. Tyndale at the University of Toronto, associated with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Salary is commensurate with experience, with a minimum of $50,000 Canadian dollars per annum. The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a fulltime postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work. Interested candidates should send a CV and a cover letter outlining their research interests and career goals to:

Dr. Rachel F. Tyndale, Professor, Departments of Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Psychiatry, University of Toronto Canada Research Chair in Pharmacogenomics, Pharmacogenetics Head, CAMH

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted, May 19 2023 for one year or until filled, in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Posted May 15, 2023

PhD Student

The Psychiatric Pharmacogenomics Laboratory at the University of Calgary is seeking a PhD student to work on an innovative prospective clinical study related to the pharmacogenomics of psychostimulant treatment in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Experience conducting clinical research (preferably in child and adolescent mental health) and a training background in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, genomics, or related field is required. Experience working with genome-wide array data and conducting pharmacokinetic analysis are highly desirable.  

The University of Calgary is a precision medicine hub in Canada and offers competitive PhD stipends and benefits. Prior to applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to review the requirements outlined by the University of Calgary, Medical Science Graduate Program.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Chad Bousman.

This position will start on or before September 1, 2023.

Posted:11 April 2023

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to join the laboratory of Dr. Yadav Sapkota in the Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Successful candidates will work on projects related to pharmacogenomics of long-term toxicities of cancer therapy in childhood cancer survivors. Specific research topics include 1) genetic association analyses (whole genome and whole exome sequence associations and polygenic risk scores) for various long-term health outcomes among survivors of European and African ancestries; 2) analyses of multi-omics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics) and system genetics (e.g., eQTLs regulating molecular responses to cancer therapies in human induced pluripotent stem cells) data for elucidating molecular mechanisms for health outcomes; and 3) evaluating health disparities through pharmacogenomics. The Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control also has a T32 training grant in cancer survivorship, for which the candidate may be eligible.

The candidate will have ample, immediate opportunities to work with large-scale whole genome and whole exome sequencing, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, proteomics, and metabolomics data in a well-established cohort of childhood cancer survivors with clinically ascertained deep phenotyping of health outcomes at multiple time-points. S/he will work within a diverse, highly collaborative, and multi-disciplinary research environment and interact with world leaders in the fields of cancer survivorship, genetics, stem cell pharmacogenomics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and computational biology. The successful applicant will gain extensive training and experience in genetic epidemiology and pharmacogenomics, and computational and analytical skills with full access to cutting-edge tools/technologies and shared core facilities and resources. Grant-writing training opportunities and support are also available.

St Jude Children's Research Hospital offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, and is an equal opportunity employer. To find more about our benefits for postdocs, click here.

Position qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in genetics, epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or a related quantitative field
  • Strong publication record
  • Strong research interests in genetic epidemiology, pharmacogenomics, statistical genetics, or population genetics and experience in statistical and computational analyses of high-throughput omics data
  • Ability to code in one or more scientific programming languages (e.g., R, Python, C/C++)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Interested candidates are invited to complete the online application and email your CV and cover letter to Dr. Sapkota (

Posted: March 9, 2023

Pharmacogenomics Fellowship

Pharmacogenomics Fellowship at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA aims to prepare the trainee for an independent research career in the area of pharmacogenomics and precision medicine. The fellow will primarily be involved with pharmacogenomics implementation research. Additional fellowship experiences include development of grant-writing skills, laboratory-based skills as based on the applicant’s interests, electronic health records research linked to an ethnically-diverse biobank, genomic and other -omic data analysis, preparation of abstracts and manuscripts, and presentation of research at national meetings. The fellow will have an opportunity to obtain a master’s degree.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has a rich infrastructure for clinical, translational and genetic research under the newly formed Penn Center for Precision Medicine.

For questions or to apply for the fellowship, please submit curriculum vitae, letter of intent, unofficial pharmacy transcripts, and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Sony Tuteja, PharmD


Posted: February 3, 2023

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