Research Associate-Fixed Term at Michigan State University in EAST LANSING, Michigan

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:

Job no: 494756

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Human Medicine

Department: Epidemiology And Biostatistics 10022273

Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%)
Position Summary

The Quantgen group (, lead by Drs. De los Campos and Vazquez, invites applications for a Research Associate (postdoctoral) position to work on research in analysis and prediction of complex traits using Big Data from biobanks.

Our research goals include:

  • The development of methods and software for implementing whole-genome (Bayesian or penalized) regressions with Big Data

  • Alternative variable selection methods

  • The study of sex and ethnic differences and multi-trait analyses.

The initial appointment is for one year with possibility of reappointment dependent on job performance and available funding.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Statistics, computer science or related

Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D in statistics, computer science, quantitative genetics or related field

  • Excellent programming skills (including linux, R or similar)

  • Excellent publication record

  • Professional writing and communication skills
  • Desired Qualifications

    • Experience on genetic analysis and prediction of complex traits

    • Working experience with at least one programing language such as C, C++, or Fortran.

    Required Application Materials

    Candidates should submit the following in order to be considered:

    • Cover letter describing research interests and career goals, including a statement of your interest or experience in fostering an inclusive environment

    • Curriculum vitae

    • Names and contact information for three references who will be contacted if requested by the department

    • Two representative publications

    Special Instructions

    Review of applications will begin on April 4, 2018 and continue until filled.

    Advertised: Mar 21, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close:

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