Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job description

Job no: 494756
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Epidemiology And Biostatistics 10022273
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific
Position Summary

The Quantgen group (, 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.

    Advertised: Mar 21, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close:




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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/27/2018
    Application Due: 6/7/2021
    Work Type: Full Time