Postdoctoral Associate (Statistical Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease)

University of Miami

Miami, FL

Job posting number: #7050782 (Ref:P00020949)

Posted: April 13, 2018

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position will work on the statistical genetic aspects of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) as part of the multidisciplinary International Consortium. The Postdoctoral Associate will work on research directed towards identifying genes and the mechanisms that they influence to increase the risk of or prevent the onset of AD. Specifically, the duties and responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, performing basic analyses of next-generation sequencing data including quality control filtering and bioinformatic interpretation; conducting research in human disease models to evaluate candidate genes for above mentioned disorder; conferring with the Principal Investigator to review work assignments and developing plans for research experiments; making minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment; reviewing journals, abstracts, and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiments to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques; supervising, training, and instructing residents, interns, students, or lower level personnel in statistical analysis techniques and procedures; and presenting research findings at laboratory meetings and conferences.

The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Ph.D. or M.D. with experience, either through work or school, in statistical genetics, statistics, genetic epidemiology, or bioinformatics. Ability to work successfully as part of a interdisciplinary team.

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