A post-doctoral position is available in the research group of Dr. Steven Gazal, assistant professor in the department of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC). The fellow will work closely with Dr. Gazal, with other members in his group, and with collaborators at the USC Center of Genetic Epidemiology, and USC biostatistics department. The lab focuses on developing and applying statistical methods to understand the genetic basis of human disease, with expertise in combining population genetics, genetic epidemiology and functional genomics approaches. Our current area of interests includes: (1) Understanding the impact of selection on the architecture of diseases, (2) Optimizing the use of functional datasets linking disease variants to their target genes, and (3) Understanding the impact of the environment on molecular phenotypes and diseases. We aim to apply these research directions to the analysis of data from inflammatory diseases and immune cells.Â
Exceedingly strong quantitative research background; practical experience working with large real-world genetic data sets, developing new methods, and producing high-quality published work.
Please submit a brief statement of interest, CV, contact information for at least 3 references, and two sample publications by email to Steven Gazal, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five yearsMinimum Experience: 0-1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge ofequipment, procedures and analysis methods.
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