Postdoctoral Associate (65725)

The Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Associate in pharmacogenomics and data science, available immediately. The research is funded and directed by Dr. Caitrin McDonough, at the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy. The Postdoc will engage in projects such as pharmacogenomic genome-wide association studies, linking electronic health record based data with ‘omic data, constructing and using computable phenotypes to characterize subpopulations within large electronic health record and claims datasets such as the OneFlorida Data Trust, and developing clinical decision support based on successful computable phenotypes.

Minimum Requirements: PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, human genetics, or related field. OR PharmD with relevant research experience.

Preferred Requirements: Expertise or knowledge in computational programming and statistical data analysis. Knowledge of SAS, R, Python, or SQL. Experience working with high performance or cluster computing environments. Knowledge of open/public/private databases including but not limited to clinical trial and drug databases. Excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills. Have a strong interest in pharmacogenomics and/or pharmacoepidemiology. Highly motivated to conduct scientific research, and able to work independently on team-oriented projects. Research grant writing experience is highly desired.

Interested applicants should submit an online application that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three individuals willing to serve as professional references. If interested, candidates may also email their cover letter, CV, & statement of research interests to: Caitrin W. McDonough, Please reference “Postdoc – McDonough” in the subject line

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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