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
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
What You Should Know
- 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
What We Can Offer
- The position is open for a 2+ year postdoctoral fellowship to
be filled in September 2021 or after.
$52,000 a year.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
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What We Require
What We Would Like You To Have
- 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.
- The ideal candidate will have experience working on a computing
cluster, running code in R, and using genome-wide summary
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter
- 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 Andrew.Grotzinger@colorado.edu
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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