Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan
Research Associate-Fixed Term
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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
Categories:Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific
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.
Doctorate -Statistics, computer science or related
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
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:
Cover letter describing research interests and career goals, including a statement of your interest or experience in fostering an inclusive environment
Names and contact information for three references who will be contacted if requested by the department
Two representative publications
Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2018 and continue until filled.
Advertised:Mar 21, 2018Eastern Daylight Time