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Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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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

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:

  • 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.

Advertised:Mar 21, 2018Eastern Daylight Time