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A postdoctoral fellow position in genetic epidemiology is immediately available in the Dr. Lu’s lab. He/she will be responsible for analyzing/summarizing large-scale genetic data on cardiometabolic traits and diseases for publications. He/she must demonstrate the relevant experience with the first-author papers/manuscripts.


The Vanderbilt Genetics Institute (VGI) at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine was established to foster scientific interactions at the clinical, molecular, and analytical levels by providing state-of-the-art resources to Vanderbilt scientists involved in genetic and genomic research. VGI is uniquely positioned to enable translational discoveries due to the enormous university-wide investments in biomedical informatics and precision medicine. These investments are exemplified by BioVU, a biobank of genetic material containing over 225k patient samples and Vanderbilt’s lead role in the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative. Our school is committed to the principles of equal opportunity for employment.

We are seeking for applicants for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute. The Lu lab focus on studies of the genetic architecture of cardiometabolic diseases and cancers, especially the metabolic parts of these diseases and traits. We collaborate extensively with national and international consortia. Projects include genome-wide associations and whole exome/genome sequencing studies.

The successful candidate will have opportunity to work on large-scale consortium datasets, and the EHR-linked Vanderbilt Biobank (BioVU). He/she will work in a team environment. He/she will apply existing genetics, statistics and bioinformatics tool. A primary role will be contributing to the design, implementation, manuscript preparation of research projects and assist grant writing.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in genetics, epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science or related fields. Statistical and programming skill such as SAS, R, Python, Perl and use of UNIX/LINUX is required. Experience in genetic and bioinformatics data analysis is desirable.

Application address: Applicants should send their CV, cover letter and contact information for three references to Dr. Yingchang (Kevin) Lu, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute at

Yingchang (Kevin) Lu
: (615) 421-8811
2021-12-21 21:44:15

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