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The Population, Neurodevelopment and Genetics (PNG) Program is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to work on identifying biosocial mechanisms that influence health and wellbeing across the life course. We do this using genomic data (genetic, epigenetic, gene expression, etc.) collected as part of large human population-based studies. This position is funded under a National Institute on Aging grant award to test risk factors for dementia in the United States Health and Retirement Study (R01 AG067592, MPIs Erin Ware and Kelly Bakulski).
Successful candidates will have the opportunity to perform quality control, data management, integration, and analysis of social, health, and genetic/epigenomic measures; assist with manuscript and grant writing; educate collaborators and lab members on methods used in analyses; supervise students rotating through the lab; stay abreast of new technology and analytic techniques; and present research activities within the group and at scientific meetings. Training and support for preparing applications for external funding would be provided.
PhD degree or equivalent in computational biology, epidemiology, statistics, psychology, sociology, biostatistics, economics, computer science, bioinformatics, or other relevant fields.
Experience with large health science databases or studies
Analysis experience in R, SAS, STATA, or a similar statistical programming language
Ability to work independently or collaboratively and to show initiative within a strong team dynamic
Demonstrated interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written English communication skills
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