Postdoctoral Associate in Genetic Epidemiology, Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics (70324)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Epidemiology ( ) and the Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics (GeneBio) at the University of Florida invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate, available immediately, in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics or bioinformatics. Successful candidate will perform integrated multi-omics, statistical and bioinformatics analysis to understand disease mechanisms and identify biomarkers and therapeutic targets for human aging and age-related diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The candidate will work on high-dimensional multiomics data sets, including WGS, WES, EWAS, RNA-seq, lipidomics, metabolomics and metagenomics in large-scale human populations.

All candidates should have a strong interest in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics, be highly motivated to conduct scientific research, be able to work independently in team-oriented projects, and are consistent, responsible and accurate for scientific research.

UF Epidemiology : The Department of Epidemiology is strategically situated within the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) and the College of Medicine. Faculty members are jointly appointed to create synergies and collective strength, resulting in a competitive research profile and highly trained students who receive exceptional exposure to diverse expertise. Our faculty and students have received numerous national awards in research and mentoring and are committed to excellence in training. The department offers an epidemiology PhD, Master of Science, and concentration in the MPH program. It is also home to two National Institutes of Health Training grants. Faculty members are strongly supported by our college level instructional design team for course development and delivery and by our research core for grant development and submission.

Additional Information: The University of Florida ( ) is a comprehensive research-extensive university that includes a full range of academic departments and programs. The College of Public Health and Health Professions ( ) is part of the University’s Health Science Center. The UF Health Science Center ( ) is comprised of six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. They include the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine. The Health Science Center also partners with the immediately adjacent UF Health Shands Hospital, the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and the UF Health Science Center Regional campus located in Jacksonville, FL. Additional major institutes and centers located at the University of Florida include the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Institute of Child Health Policy, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Genetics Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the McKnight Brain Institute, all of which provide state-of-the-art environments and access to large data sets for faculty collaboration.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

REQUIRED: The position requires a PhD in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or related fields.

PREFERRED: A strong quantitative background and advanced computer skill and excellent writing skills in English and independent and critical thinking ability. Prior experience with high-dimensional omics data analysis and publications in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics or bioinformatics are preferred.

Submit an application packet which includes cover letter detailing relevant experience and prior academic record, CV, and contact information of three references.

Please contact Dr. Jinying Zhao with any questions related to this position:

Dr. Jinying Zhao

Professor and Director – Division of Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology

University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP), Gainesville, FL 32610


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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