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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.
• A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., ScD., DrPH, M.D., D.V.M., DDS etc) in Epidemiology, Biostatistics/Statistics, Bioinformatics, Genomics, or other relevant disciplines.
• Candidates should have excellent scientific writing and strong oral communications skills, as well as the ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and collegially with colleagues.
• Applicants should have experience in performing statistical analyses using the R programming language.
Experience with high-performance computing (HPC) environment, software tools for genetic epidemiologic analyses (e.g. GWAS, polygenic score, Mendelian Randomization), SQL, and scripting languages (e.g. PYTHON, UNIX shell) are also preferred.
• Experience in leading research papers and manuscripts for publication and in the development of posters and data presentations at conferences and workshops.
Additional Position Details:
Postdoctoral positions in genomic, epigenomic, metabolomic and multi-omics studies of complex diseases (e.g., cardiometabolic diseases and chronic infections) are available at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health under the supervision of Dr. Yan Sun. The postdoctoral fellow will help design and conduct genomic/multi-omics research in multi-ethnic populations while receiving advanced training to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged to develop new ideas that promote current research, and will be required to prepare and publish scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. Opportunities to apply for independent funding will be available and encouraged. The initial appointment is for one year, with expected renewal if progress is satisfactory and funds are available.
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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