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Research Scientist (Statistical Genetics & Genetic Epidemiology)

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Job Title

Research Scientist (Statistical Genetics & Genetic Epidemiology)

Agency

Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Department

Research & Health Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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:

  • Ph.D. or an equivalent advanced degree.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Prior knowledge and experience in statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, and knowledge of computer programs such as SOLAR are required.

Application Instructions:

Please make sure to provide the following documents:

  • Application

  • Cover Letter to include two professional references

  • Resume

For detailed instructions on how to apply for any position on our website, please use the following link:

http://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/job-opportunities/index.html

Summary of Employee Benefits:

https://www.tamusa.edu/humanresources/documents/summary-of-employees-benefits.pdf

Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made. If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Organization

TAMUSA pic1Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a contemporary university that reflects the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio in 2009, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering high-quality, affordable education.

From fall 2008 to fall 2017, enrollment has grown 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has graduated more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic. Approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

TAMUSA pic3Since becoming president of A&M-SA in 2015, Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson has forged an audacious strategic plan for the University to fulfill its mission and bring to life its core values while achieving several important goals, including becoming a national model for student and academic success.

Through the University’s 26 undergraduate degrees and 13 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. A&M-SA equips students with the knowledge, marketable skills and high-impact educational experiences that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.

With unprecedented enrollment growth, small classes, flexible schedules and in-demand degrees, A&M-SA is making the dream of higher education a reality for students in the San Antonio community and beyond.TAMUSA pic2

Fast Facts:

  • A&M-SA offers the lowest undergraduate tuition among four-year universities in San Antonio: $8,216 average cost per year (tuition and fees for spring and fall semesters for 15 credit hours/semester)
  • A&M-SA is a Military EmbracingTM university; 1 in 6 of our students is military connected (veterans, active-duty, spouses or dependents)
  • The National Security Agency (NSA) designated A&M-SA as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through the year 2022. This prestigious designation puts the University among a select group of institutions nationwide meeting rigorous federal standards.
  • 20:1 student to teacher ratio

Accreditation

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 or visit http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of A&M-SA.

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