Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time
A postdoctoral position in statistical genetics and genomics is available in the Department of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania and the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to work on development and application of methods for analysis of human GWAS, genome sequence, and transcriptomic data in the Almasy Lab. Applied projects in the lab focus primarily on psychiatric genetics, with studies of schizophrenia, autism, addiction, and normal variation in brain structure and function. We are seeking to understand variation in risk of common complex disorders and related quantitative risk factors by localizing, identifying and characterizing pertinent genes and genetic variants and understanding their interactions with each other and with the environment. We also develop statistical genetic tools, designing novel analytical approaches and testing them on real and simulated data sets to evaluate their performance and compare them to existing methods.
Candidates should have strong quantitative and computational skills and a background in computational biology, genetics, biostatistics or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience with hands-on data analysis for genetic studies and facility with R or other similar scripting environments. Excellent communication and writing skills are required.
Conduct independent scholarly research and develop new methods and protocols Participate in project planning, recording and evaluation of data Acquire technical, lab management and grant writing skills Participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentation at national meetings Supervise junior lab members Assist with other research projects
Required Education and Experience
A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc. According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
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