A postdoctoral position is available in quantitative genetics and genomics at Michigan State University in the laboratory of Dr. Wen Huang. This position invites applications from candidates with background in statistical genetics/bioinformatics. Candidates with a recent Ph.D. and experience in statistical genetics and/or bioinformatics are strongly encouraged to apply. Potential projects include development and application of statistical methods for explaining and predicting quantitative trait variation. Postdocs are also encouraged to propose projects that fit their own interest and align with directions of the lab.
This position is initially for one year, renewable annually based on performance and the availability of funding.
Specific Position Duties
Design and perform experiments using appropriate advanced biomedical research techniques
Analyze and interpret research data, write research papers, and present research results at meetings
Assist the principal investigator and receive professional training in proposal writing and laboratory management
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related areas
PhD in relevant scientific area including Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related areas
Experience in working with large scale data sets including those derived from next generation sequencing and high throughput genotyping
Experience in statistical and bioinformatic programming, including Unix Shell, R, Python, Perl, or others
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to work independently but also a team player
A strong work ethic and a commitment to becoming an independent scientist
Excellent skills in scientific writing
Required Application Materials
Application materials should include:
Cover letter which includes brief description (not more than 500 words) describing your current research;
Most recent CV;
Names, positions, and contact information of a minimum of two and up to three references who may be contacted should the department request including one from your most recent research advisor.
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