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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine
Department: Epidemiology And Biostatistics 10022273
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific

Position Summary

The Quantgen group (https://quantgen.github.io/), lead by Drs. De los Campos and Vazquez, invites applications for a Research Associate (postdoctoral) position to work on research in analysis and prediction of complex traits using Big Data from biobanks.

Our research goals include:

  • The development of methods and software for implementing whole-genome (Bayesian or penalized) regressions with Big Data
  • Alternative variable selection methods
  • The study of sex and ethnic differences and multi-trait analyses.

The initial appointment is for one year with possibility of reappointment dependent on job performance and available funding.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Statistics, computer science or related

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D in statistics, computer science, quantitative genetics or related field
  • Excellent programming skills (including linux, R or similar)
  • Excellent publication record
  • Professional writing and communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience on genetic analysis and prediction of complex traits      
  • Working experience with at least one programing language such as C, C++, or Fortran.

Required Application Materials

Candidates should submit the following in order to be considered:</p >

  • Cover letter describing research interests and career goals, including a statement of your interest or experience in fostering an inclusive environment
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references who will be contacted if requested by the department
  • Two representative publications

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2018 and continue until filled.

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