Postdoctoral Research Associate

Job description

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Vacancy ID:



Genetics - 423501

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications


Full Time



Proposed Start Date:


Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Posting Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

We seek highly motivated, talented, and collaborative Postdoctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will join a recently funded grant and conduct research on the genomics of severe psychiatric disorders leveraging genomic/multi-omic approaches and machine learning approaches to high-dimensional and complex register data. This position will work closely with Drs. Patrick Sullivan, Yun Li, and Jin Szatkiewicz as well as international collaborators. The successful candidate should have strong skills in cooperation and communication.

Li Lab Webpage:

Educational Requirements:

Ph.D in Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, or a related field

Qualifications and Experience:

The selected candidate should have strong quantitative background with strong statistical and computational skills. He/she should be proficient with at least one programming language (e.g., C/C++, Java, Perl, Python) and at least one statistical package (e.g., SAS, R, MatLab). Knowledge in biology or genetics is preferred but not required.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions:

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Job No:
Posted: 11/30/2020
Application Due: 1/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time