Research Scientist (Statistical Genetics & Genetic Epidemiology)Agency
Texas A&M University - San AntonioDepartment
Research & Health SciencesProposed Minimum Salary
San Antonio, TexasJob Type
Research Scientist Fellow position in the statistical genetics/genetic epidemiology of complex diseases: The successful candidate will participate in genetic epidemiological investigations of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and infectious diseases and their related traits. Prior research experience involving Mexican and/or Mexican American populations is desirable.
The candidate is expected to work as a member of a larger interactive research team with an interest in health issues in ethnically diverse populations such as Mexican/Mexican American and South Asian populations focused on complex diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and tuberculosis.
They will be involved in statistical genetic analysis of various complex data sets (e.g., univariate and bivariate quantitative genetic analyses, linkage analysis, and genome-wide association studies using genome-wide genotypic data and whole genome or exome sequencing data) including large human pedigrees.
Previous knowledge and experience in the utilization of general statistical genetics software packages such as SOLAR are a plus.
They will write or contribute to scientific papers, aid in grant preparations, and participate in innovative approaches for engaging research participants.
Guidance will be provided to develop independent research projects and submit grant applications for extramural grant funding.
Field of Study: Human genetics, Population genetics, Genomic sciences, Molecular biology/genetics, Anthropology, Genetic epidemiology of complex diseases, or their related disciplines.
Education and Experience:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Prior knowledge and experience in statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, and knowledge of computer programs such as SOLAR are required.
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