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

Position Summary

The Aging and Neuroepidemiology group at Michigan State University invites applications for a postdoc Research Associate position to work on multiple projects under the supervision of Dr. Honglei Chen. Dr. Chen’s research aims to dissect the natural history and etiology of neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Parkinson’s and dementia) and related prodromal symptoms such as olfactory impairment and sleep disturbances.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on data from several large epidemiological studies (e.g., ARIC, Health ABC, Sister Study, and Agricultural Health Study) and gain experience in study design, data collection, analyses and publication. The position is for a minimum term of one-year with the expectation of renewal based upon job performance and available funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -epidemiology, biostatistics, or related

Minimum Requirements

  • Strong epidemiological and statistical skills
  • Proficiency in statistical analytic software, especially SAS & R.   
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Relevant publication records   
  • Experience working with large datasets
  • Experience working with cohort studies
  • Knowledge about pesticides and other farming exposures.

Required Application Materials

Candidates should submit a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.

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