Research Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Center for Public Health Genomics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 12-08-2016

Posting Summary:
The Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in biostatistics/statistical genetics to work on collaborative projects at the cutting edge of human genetics and genomics research under the supervision of Dr. Ani Manichaikul.

The successful candidate will join a collegial and productive research team focused on the statistical and bioinformatics integration of genome-wide association and transcriptomic data sets with the goal of identifying novel genes and pathways involved in determining emphysema and other pulmonary phenotypes in large multi-ethnic cohort studies. Analytical responsibilities will include genetic association analysis of common and rare disease variants and integrative systems genetics analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data.

Necessary qualifications include a Ph.D. or related degree in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Epidemiology, or a related field in hand by start date; knowledge of statistics and genetics; experience with statistical software (R, Splus or Matlab); a strong work ethic; the ability to work independently combined with willingness to work in a highly interactive and collegial group; and excellent written and oral communication skills. Desired qualifications include experience working with large-scale multi-center studies; working knowledge of existing tools for genetic analysis and data management; C, C++, and/or Perl programming skills; and experience working in a Unix / Linux environment.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0618859. Complete a candidate profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

This position is restricted and contingent on the continuation of funding.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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