Human Genetics- Research Asst Professor

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As a Research Assistant Professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics (DHG) and a full member of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG), the faculty member will be expected to fulfill the following role and functions:

  • Develop an extramurally funded research program. The faculty member is expected to submit a minimum of 3 grants as PI/MPI annually. He/she is expected to establish and maintain extensive collaborations with members of the HIHG, the DHG and University of Miami faculty members, as well as the larger scientific community.
  • Play a lead role as first author or significant contributor in writing of scientific publications for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Present research at national and international meetings.
  • Participate in the educational initiatives of HIHG and the Department of Human Genetics.
  • Work with Dr. Martin (Center Director) to develop Statistical Genetics efforts in the HIHG Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics (CGESG). This will include working with the Center Director and CGESG faculty to set the direction of the CGESG, assess analytic needs and solutions, and work to maintain state of the art analysis protocols.
  • Develop new initiatives relevant to Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics that will fulfill not only the HIHG needs but also those of other laboratories and centers at the Miller School of Medicine and other Schools of UM.
  • Promote the mission of the HIHG and the DHG by maintaining a presence and leadership role at the national level.

The candidate will have a successful history of academic publications and grant applications. Preference will be given to those that have already established some external research funding. Experience working with genetic data from admixed populations and machine learning/AI is desired.

Requirements: Qualifications include a PhD in a field with a quantitative/computational genetics emphasis and a background in human statistical genetics research.

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