University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Post Doctoral Associate

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 3 weeks ago(1/28/2020 4:43 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2019-33313
    # of Openings
    1
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    Non Union Position-W63-Residents/Post Docs
  • Overview

    Post Doctoral Associate

    Opportunity for an outstanding Postdoctoral (Ph.D.) Associate: statistical genomic analyses. Individual will write manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals and present at scientific meetings. Opportunity for career advancement.

    Responsibilities

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Conduct analysis of data derived from genotyping arrays, sequencing, and conduct gene-environment and genetic-epidemiologic association analyses, meta-analyses. Interface and actively collaborate with other researchers.

    Disciplines: Genetic Epidemiology with strong quantitative skills, statistical genetics, bioinformatics

     

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    Ph.D. in quantitative genetic-epidemiology, statistical genetics or bioinformatics and

    • 3+ years-Skill (Preferred), experience and good working knowledge of genetic databases and websites, as well as computational programs such as Operating Systems (e.g. UNIX, LINUX, Windows); Scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python, Bash, Tcl); Programming languages (e.g. Java, C/C++) and statistical programming (R or MatLab), PLINK, SAS.
    • Proven ability to analyze genome-wide data
    • Record of high-quality publications and oral presentations preferable.
    • Thorough knowledge of principles and techniques used in genomic research projects including knowledge of potential biases, population structure and how to assess them in study design and analyses.
    • Experience in programming biology-related software for data mining (e.g. genome sequences) required
    • Self-starter and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills
    • Team player, respectful, professional behavior, willing to teach and share

    Highly qualified candidates will have:

    • Hands-on experience in large-scale data analysis
    • Experience in statistical computing
    • Understanding of basic molecular biology
    • Ability to manage and steer research projects
    • Ability to prepare manuscripts for publication in top tier journals
    • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills

    TO APPLY:

    Please send three references from immediate supervisor and professional contacts. Salary is senior postdoctoral level; commensurate with the candidate’s experience. The position has the potential of 3-4 years with the possibility for renewal.

    In order to proceed with your application, interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and three references to Johanna.seddon@umassmed.edu

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