Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Genetics of Cardiometabolic Diseases
RESEARCH FOCUS: The diabetes and cardiovascular disease research team at Vanderbilt Genetics Institute has multiple extramurally supported studies to explore the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and their complications in diverse ancestries. Projects include genome-wide association, phenome-wide association, polygenic risk score, phenotype risk score and admixture mapping. The successful candidate will participate in analytical components of these research projects and follow up results using a range of bioinformatics tool under the supervision of faculty members. He/she will work in a team environment and collaborate with international consortia. His/her major duties will include genetic, statistical and bioinformatics data analysis using existing genetic software, machine learning methods and standard statistical methods. Programming and statistical skill including SAS, R, perl and/or other programming tools are desired. A primary role will be contributing to the design, implementation and subsequent manuscript preparation of research projects.
QUALIFICATIONS: PhD degree in biological sciences, genetics, statistical genetics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science or related fields. Experience in genetic and bioinformatics data analysis, statistical and programming skill such as SAS, R, perl and use of UNIX/LINUX are desirable.
Applicants should send their CV, a statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr Maggie Ng, Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, Division of Genetic Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center at email@example.com.