Posting Summary: The Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia is seeking to hire a Research Associate to work on collaborative projects at the cutting edge of human genetics and genomics research.
The successful candidate will join a collegial and productive research team focused on the genetic analysis of complex skeletal traits and osteoporosis. The candidate will lead our efforts to analyze population-scale transcriptomics datasets on bone and bone cells to inform genome-wide association studies for bone mass. The candidate will be expected to utilize a wide-range of analytical tools, including genome-wide association, expression Quantitative Trait Locus (eQTL) analysis, mediation analysis, co-expression network analysis, among others. This is a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative project; thus, the candidate will be expected to work well both independently and in a team setting. The candidate will be responsible for writing manuscripts describing their work, advising graduate and undergraduate students and presenting at national and international conferences.
Necessary qualifications include a Ph.D. or related degree in Biostatistics, Genetics, Epidemiology, or a related field; knowledge of statistics and genetics; experience with statistical software (R, Splus or Matlab); a strong work ethic; the ability to work independently combined with willingness to work in a highly interactive and collegial group; and excellent written and oral communication skills. Desired qualifications include working knowledge of existing tools for genetic analysis and data management; C, C++, and/or Perl programming skills; and experience working in a Unix / Linux environment.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0622977. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
For additional information about the position and application process, please contact Armando Bolmey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 353_84241
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.