Research Associate-Fixed Term

Location
East Lansing MI, MI
Posted
Mar 21, 2018
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Quantgen group (https://quantgen.github.io/), lead by Drs. De los Campos and Vazquez, invites applications for a Research Associate (postdoctoral) position to work on research in analysis and prediction of complex traits using Big Data from biobanks.

Our research goals include:

  • The development of methods and software for implementing whole-genome (Bayesian or penalized) regressions with Big Data
  • Alternative variable selection methods
  • The study of sex and ethnic differences and multi-trait analyses.

The initial appointment is for one year with possibility of reappointment dependent on job performance and available funding.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Statistics, computer science or related

Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D in statistics, computer science, quantitative genetics or related field
  • Excellent programming skills (including linux, R or similar)
  • Excellent publication record
  • Professional writing and communication skills
  • Desired Qualifications
    • Experience on genetic analysis and prediction of complex traits      
    • Working experience with at least one programing language such as C, C++, or Fortran.
    Required Application Materials

    Candidates should submit the following in order to be considered:</p >

    • Cover letter describing research interests and career goals, including a statement of your interest or experience in fostering an inclusive environment
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Names and contact information for three references who will be contacted if requested by the department
    • Two representative publications
    Special Instructions

    Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2018 and continue until filled.

    Similar jobs

    Similar jobs