The candidate will be expected to work on statistical/computational method & tool development for studying genomics data of complex diseases, statistical data analysis, and publishing in decent journals. The candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with members of the Center for Computational and Quantitative Genetics (http://ccqg.emory.edu/about/index.html), as well as people from diverse departments (e.g., Human Genetics, Neurology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Psychology) at Emory University.
The Yang Lab (https://yanglab-emory.github.io/) is located in the Center for Computational and Quantitative Genetics, Department of Human Genetics (http://genetics.emory.edu/index.html), Emory University School of Medicine. We mainly focus on the development and application of statistical methods (e.g., Bayesian methods, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning methods) for integrative analysis with multi-omics data (genetic, epigenetic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data), with the goal of understanding the underlying genomic architecture of complex traits and diseases.
The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. degree in Statistics/Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or other relevant disciplines, with interests in Statistical Genetics and strong quantitative research background; proficiency in one or multiple of the popular programming languages, e.g., R, Python, C++, Perl; experience working with large genomics data, next-generation sequence data, and high-performance clusters with Linux environment are desirable.
Department of Human Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine recently created the Center for Computational and Quantitative Genetics that will catalyze research at the interface between statistical/computational sciences and genetics across Emory University. Emory University and hospitals along with the CDC are located in a lovely wooded Atlanta suburb. The Atlanta metropolitan area is home to 5 million people and has an active art, music, food, and cultural scene with a delightfully mild climate.