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Post-Doctoral Associate

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Other Science & Technology, Statistics, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

We are encouraging applications for highly motivated late-stage graduate students or Post-Doctoral researchers with experience in programming, statistics, cognitive ageing, and/or genetics to help run analyses and develop methods to examine the genetic underpinnings of longitudinal cognitive change. The primary aim of this NIH-funded work is to use novel, multivariate methods developed by our team to better characterize the genetic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias (ADRD). This work is being conducted at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG), University of Colorado Boulder with Andrew Grotzinger in collaboration with Elliot Tucker-Drob at the University of Texas at Austin and Gail Davies and Simon Cox at the University of Edinburgh.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG) is an organized research unit of the University of Colorado Boulder Graduate School dedicated to conducting and facilitating research on the genetic and environmental bases of individual differences in behavior. There is a particular interest in the genetics of psychiatric, behavioral, and cognitive traits. Statistical and epidemiological approaches being used at IBG include genome-wide association, LD-score regression, and the use of multivariate genomic methods developed by members of our team (e.g., Genomic Structural Equation Modeling [Genomic SEM]). Within IBG, Dr. Andrew Grotzinger’s research uses developed multivariate methods to better understand the genetic underpinnings of psychiatric and cognitive traits.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Collaborate with Dr. Andrew Grotzinger on scientific projects regarding the estimation of the genetic underpinnings of cognitive aging over time.
  • Taking lead on scientific projects and seeing them through to publication as the first author.
  • Writing and running scripts in a high-performance computing cluster.

What You Should Know

  • The position is open for a 2+ year postdoctoral fellowship to be filled in September 2021 or after.

What We Can Offer

$52,000 a year.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • Ph.D. in a field related to psychiatric/statistical/behavioral genetics -OR- Ph.D. in a quantitative/computational field.
  • Experience with the R statistical language.
  • A record of scientific productivity.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • The ideal candidate will have experience working on a computing cluster, running code in R, and using genome-wide summary statistics.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. One (1) Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested candidates may contact for questions about the position (please attach updated CV).

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Andrew D. Grotzinger

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