Post-Doctoral Fellow - 23587 Faculty

Description
University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Medicine

Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine

Position Number: 00790983

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:
    Anschutz Campus – Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons. Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons. Consolidated/Central Services Administration – Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university serving more than 28,000 students in metropolitan Denver and online. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer 119 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. These campuses currently have over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver. Denver is one of America's most vibrant urban centers and the downtown campus, located just steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District, affords our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Nature of Work:

The University of Colorado, Department of Medicine, Division of Biomedical Informatics and Personalized Medicine (BIPM) has an opening for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Genetic Epidemiology and Computational Human Genetics in the laboratories of Sridharan Raghavan, MD, PhD and Christopher R. Gignoux, PhD at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The Raghavan Lab is focused on precision medicine broadly writ- understanding how population heterogeneity impacts disease risk and response to clinical interventions with a focus on diabetes, diabetes complications, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. The Gignoux Lab is interested in opportunities to understand the genome architecture of complex traits, particularly as these apply to multi-ethnic biobanks and in diverse and understudied population settings. This Post-Doctoral Fellow position will bridge interests of the two Labs including the opportunity for diverse analytic methods: genome-wide association studies of clinical traits using biobank data in diverse populations, studies of how polygenic risk scores contribute to disease risk and modify clinical intervention effects, rare variant and somatic variant association analyses, and high-dimensional phenome-wide association studies. The overall goals of the Post-Doctoral Fellow position are to evaluate how genetic information might be translated to common chronic disease care and to understand better the architecture of complex traits across diverse populations.

Examples of Work Performed:

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
    Responsible for analytical aspects of research on quantitative and qualitative traits in both multi-ethnic biobanks and diverse, multi-population studies. Develop methods to improve the use of ancestry to correct for population stratification and improve cross-population transportability of polygenic risk scores. Perform analyses on whole genome data relevant to both common and rare disease settings, including somatic variant calling and association analysis.
    Engage in whole genome sequencing data analysis using bash scripting and parallel programming in a High Performance Computing (HPC)/cluster Unix/Linux environment. Use database tools and advanced R and Python Programming as applied to supporting and extending Bioinformatics workflows in Linux/Unix environments.

Salary and Benefits:

Current NIH salary levels for 0-3 years of experience: $53,760 - $56,712.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits.

Total Compensation Calculator: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

Diversity and Equity:

Please contact [email protected] for information on disability accommodations

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.




Qualifications
Qualifications - External

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
  • Education: PhD in bioinformatics, genetics, or a related field.
  • Experience: Coding, particularly in R and Python and in Unix environments.
  • Core competency in statistical genetics, including published work on genetics of complex traits.
  • Core competency in quantitative genetics, e.g., heritability estimation, polygenic scoring

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.



Preferred Qualifications
  • Pipeline development for genome-wide and phenome-wide association studies.
  • Advanced R and/or Python Programming, including competency on methods development.
  • Experience working with data from electronic health records and biobanks.
Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 23587

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS - 21533 - SOM-MED-BIOMED GEN OPERATIONS

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 16, 2021

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Latrina Gilmore Posting Contact Email: [email protected] Position Number: 00790983





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