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Post Doctoral Fellow - Quantitative and Statistical Genetics

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Clemson University: College of Science: Genetics & Biochemistry
Post Doctoral Fellow - Quantitative and Statistical Genetics

Location: Greenwood, SC

The laboratory of Dr. Fabio Morgante at the Clemson University Center for Human Genetics (CHG; invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow, jointly supervised by Dr. Trudy Mackay, as part of the recently awarded NIH COBRE in Human Genetics grant.

The Morgante Lab works on fundamental problems related to quantitative and statistical genetics. In particular, research in his lab focuses not only on understanding the genetic architecture of complex traits and diseases, but also on using this information to improve phenotypic prediction accuracy for such traits. To achieve this goal, his group works at the intersection of genetics, data science, and statistics. More information can be found at

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include (but not be limited to):

  • Developing statistical methods for the analysis of complex traits (e.g., to account for context-dependent effects).
  • Analyzing large human genetic and phenotypic datasets (e.g., UK Biobank).
  • Publishing manuscripts.
  • Giving presentations at national and/or international meetings.

The fellow will work closely with Drs. Morgante and Mackay and other members of their groups as well as collaborators. The fellow will also benefit greatly from the close interaction with members of the Duren Lab ( and other labs at the CHG as well as researchers and clinicians at the Greenwood Genetic Center (

Informal inquiries about the position are welcome can be sent to [email protected]


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Quantitative Genetics, Statistical Genetics, Computational Biology or other quantitative disciplines.

Applicants should have excellent working knowledge in one or more programming languages, e.g., R, Python or C/C++ and experience working in a High-Performance Computing environment. Applicants with previous experience analyzing large scale genomic and phenotypic data (not necessarily in humans) are especially desirable.


Please submit a brief statement of interest, CV, and the names and contact information for at least 3 references to

Applications submitted by May 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

The position will be posted until it is filled.


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.



Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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