• Post Doctoral Fellow- Human Genetics

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Hum Gen: Admin
    Location : Name
    Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
  • Description

    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., C++, Python, Perl, R; experience working with large genomics data, next-generation sequence data, and high-performance clusters are desirable.

    The candidate will be expected to work on statistical/computational method & tool development for studying genomics data (complex diseases), statistical data analysis, and publishing on 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.


    Interested candidate should submit a Cover Letter, CV, Brief Statement of Research & Interest (less than 2 pages), one Sample Publication and Contacts for 3 references. Apply through https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/37626/job. Applications will be reviewed immediately after submission.


    The Yang Lab (https://yanglab-emory.github.io/) located in the Center for Computational and Quantitative Genetics, Department of Human Genetics (http://genetics.emory.edu/index.html), Emory University School of Medicine, is looking for self-motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to work on Statistical Genetics and Multi-omics data analysis. We mainly focus on development and application of methods (e.g., Machine Learning Methods) for integrative analysis with multi-omics data (DNA, RNA, microRNA, Methylation, Proteomics data), with the goal of understanding the biological mechanisms of how multi-omics data are associated complex traits and diseases. 


    JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.


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