Postdoctoral Scholar-Statistical Genetics University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF06911
Postdoctoral Scholar, Statistical Genetics
Applications are sought for a full-time Postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Daniel Benjamin in the Department of Human Genetics at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. The focus of Dr. Benjamin's lab is genoeconomics: the identification of genetic variation that is associated with variation in economic behavior. The Postdoc will play a major role in the Polygenic Index Repository, creating optimal genetic predictors for a range of behavioral traits. For examples of related past research, see the Genoeconomics tab at https://www.danieljbenjamin.com/publications.
This position requires a Ph.D. in genetics, computational biology, biostatistics or closely related field. Successful candidates for this position will have demonstrated research excellence, as evidenced through their publication record. Additionally, they will have excellent analytical skills, strong written and oral communication skills, significant knowledge of a specialized area of research, experience working on externally funded grants, the ability to lead projects and proposals and work as a member of multi-disciplinary teams, and a commitment to understanding the genetics of behavioral phenotypes.
PhD in genetics, computational biology, biostatistics, or related field.
Demonstrated research skills, preferably in the form of peer reviewed publications.
Demonstrated success initiating and leading research projects.
To Apply Please submit the following documents, as a single pdf document, to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line of Postdoc applicant, Statistical Geneticist': (1) A cover letter (2) your resume (3) a transcript (can be unofficial), and (4) a paper you've written for a course, a research paper, or other writing sample.
We especially encourage women and those from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields to apply to our lab.
Start date: Summer 2022 (flexible).
Duration: The initial appointment shall be for a duration of one (1) year.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.