Postdoctoral Associate in Genetic Epidemiology, Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics (76852)

Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jul 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Epidemiology and The Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics (GeneBio) ( http://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/ ) at the University of Florida invites applications for postdoctoral research associates, available immediately, in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics or bioinformatics. Successful candidates 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 candidates will work on high-dimensional multiomics data sets, including WGS, WES, EWAS, RNA-seq, lipidomics, metabolomics and metagenomics in large-scale human populations.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring, and research conducted in a dynamic academic health center environment. 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.

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

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should have 1) a PhD in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or related fields; 2) strong quantitative background and advanced computer skills are required; 3) 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.

Qualified applicants should submit an application, which includes a CV, a letter that describes research and career interests, and contact information for three reference. All applicants should discuss their commitment to, accomplishments in, and future plans for enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the educational space, workplace, and in the profession of epidemiology. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

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 http://www.naces.org/ .

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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