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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE Statistical Genetics (posted 09MAR2007)
The newly established Center for Quantitative and Computational Biology at Columbus Children’s Research Institute is seeking to fill multiple postdoctoral positions in statistical genetics. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing quantitative research within the Center, to pursue independent research, and to participate in clinical collaborative research.
Established in August, 2006, the mission of the Center for Quantitative & Computational Biology is to assemble in a single, highly collaborative group, a broad range of mathematical, statistical, and computational experts, for the purposes of cutting-edge quantitative research in the service of basic and clinical biomedical research, with the ultimate aim of informing and improving clinical care in pediatrics. Building upon existing expertise in statistical modeling in genetics, parallel computing, computational algorithms, and databases, the CQCB will be undergoing a rapid expansion over the next few years, increasing in both scope and size.
Columbus Children's Research Institute is affiliated with Columbus Children’s Hospital, the fifth largest free standing children’s hospital in the United States. The Research Institute is housed in a modern 300,000 square foot, dedicated research facility with outstanding shared facilities and core laboratories. Federal grant awards in 2006 exceeded 31 million dollars. The Research Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art transgenic, embryonic stem cell, DNA sequencing, informatics, morphology, microarray, and viral vector core facilities.
Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Postdoc in Genetic Epidemiology (1,0 fte) University of Groningen (Posted 15FEB2007)
Job description Responsibilities include a leading role in conducting genetically informative studies, such as studies of familial aggregation, candidate gene and whole genome association scans, studies of gene-gene and gene-environment interaction, linkage and gene expression. In collaboration with other investigators the successful candidate will become involved in preparation of grant applications, supervision of PhD students, and statistical analysis of complex data. The position offers attractive career perspectives for talented and highly motivated postdocs who have a strong interest in the genetic epidemiology of common complex disease.
Requirements University Graduate A PhD in (genetic) epidemiology, behavior genetics, statistical genetics or related field is required. The candidate will be conversant in the use of statistical and genetic statistical software and analysis techniques relevant for genetically informative studies; experience in conducting and analyzing studies of familial aggregation (family and twin studies), association and linkage; competence in the application of advanced statistical techniques to complex (e.g., longitudinal) data sets would be a plus. Must be detail oriented, highly motivated, and committed to achieving excellence in the form of productivity and publications. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.
Organization University of Groningen Working at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) means working at the frontiers of knowledge. The UMCG offers researchers and students the opportunity to expand those frontiers, to develop their talents and together with others realise top quality achievements. The UMCG therefore deliberately opts for an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge. Discoveries are born and innovation realised at the interfaces between the various scientific fields. Researchers and students in Groningen benefit from the rich assortment of disciplines that the UMCG has built up since its founding nearly four hundred years ago. Knowledge is universal and transcends boundaries. The UMCG has deliberately chosen to make a priority of intensive and worldwide cooperation with other leading universities and organizations. As well as being outward looking, the UMCG is also closely involved with its own region where it is one of the largest employers. The university’s 20,000 students and 5,000 staff have a distinct academic identity, firmly rooted in the wider social context. They are a vital element of the vibrant city of Groningen – a great place for students and staff.
Department The Unit of Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics within the Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), The Netherlands is seeking applicants for a postdoc in genetic epidemiology. The aim of the new Unit of Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics led by professor Harold Snieder is to develop a high quality research program investigating genetic and environmental influences on the etiology, prognosis and treatment of common chronic complex diseases. Close collaborations are forged with the department of Genetics, UMCG and the Groningen Bioinformatics Centre (GBIC)
Conditions of employment Estimated maximum salary per month: Eur 4000-4500 Salary scale 11. Employment basis: Temporary for specified period. Duration of contract: 2 years. Maximum hours per week: 36
Additional Information Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Harold Snieder, E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links. About the organization: http://www.rug.nl/umcg/index About the department: http://www.rug.nl/umcg/faculteit/disciplinegroepen/epidemiologie Candidates must submit an application letter to email@example.com that speaks directly to the required qualifications and an up-to-date curriculum vitae.
Postdoctoral Positions Available at the Columbus Children’s Research Institute Center for Quantitative & Computational Biology (Posted 02JAN2007)
Multiple postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the newly established Center for Quantitative and Computational Biology at Columbus Children’s Research Institute. Applicants with expertise in statistical genetics, statistical computing or other areas of computational biology (numerical analysis, data mining, data visualization or bioinformatics) are particularly encouraged to apply, but applications in any area relevant to CQCB research will be considered. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in team-based basic quantitative and/or computational research as well as ongoing clinical collaborative research.
Established in August, 2006, the mission of the Center for Quantitative & Computational Biology is to assemble in a single, highly collaborative group, a broad range of mathematical, statistical, and computational experts, for the purposes of cutting-edge quantitative research in the service of basic and clinical biomedical research, with the ultimate aim of informing and improving clinical care in pediatrics. Building upon existing expertise in statistical modeling in genetics, parallel computing, computational algorithms, and databases, the CQCB will be undergoing a rapid expansion over the next few years, increasing in both scope and size. The CQCB is scheduled to move into 5,000 sq. ft. of customized space in a new research building early in 2008.
Columbus Children's Research Institute is affiliated with Columbus Children’s Hospital, the fifth largest free standing children’s hospital in the United States. The Research Institute is housed in a modern 300,000 square foot, dedicated research facility with outstanding shared facilities and core laboratories. Federal grant awards in 2005 exceeded 25 million dollars. The Research Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art transgenic, embryonic stem cell, DNA sequencing, informatics, morphology, microarray, and viral vector core facilities.
Children’s is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We are committed to fostering an environment of personal growth and development for employees while achieving the mission. In keeping with our commitment to health and safety, Children’s is a smoke-free workplace.
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Postdoctoral Positions Available at the Longitudinal Studies Section, Clinician Research Branch, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD (Posted 22DEC2006)
The Longitudinal Studies Section (LSS) of the Clinical Research Branch (CRB) of the Intramural Research Program (IRP), National Institute on Aging (NIA), is seeking up to four postdoctoral fellows to participate in research projects associated with the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA). The BLSA, active for nearly 50 years, represents one of the longest ongoing longitudinal studies of aging in the world and findings from this study are milestones in what we currently know about the aging process. The main focus of the BLSA is to describe trajectories of change in primary physiological parameters across the age spectrum with the underlying goal to discriminate between change due to “normal aging” and changes caused by age-related diseases and identify key factors that impact the aging process. Extensive longitudinal data exist on physiological function (cardiovascular, renal, pulmonary, metabolic, musculo-skeletal), sensory function (vision and hearing), cognition, personality, nutrition and physical activity. Biological material (serum, plasma, DNA, urine, cells) were collected and stored in what is currently one of the richest biological banks in the context of a longitudinal study of aging. Recently, the scientific paradigm of the BLSA has been revisited to increase the focus on the early biological, environmental and behavioral risk factors for the development of mobility disability in older persons. Given the multiplicity of projects that are currently active in connection with the BLSA, we are seeking applicants with experience and interests in four specific areas, including genetic epidemiology and epidemiology of aging:
This post-doc would work closely with Drs. Luigi Ferrucci and M. Daniele Fallin. Please contact ABIGAIL AHING to apply:
Research Associate in Statistical Genetics, £24,161 - £31,525 posted (20DEC2006)
Institute of Human Genetics, Newcastle University, UK
We are seeking to appoint 3 postdoctoral research associates to work in the newly-created Statistical Genetics Group led by Professor Heather Cordell at the Institute of Human Genetics at Newcastle University, UK. The ideal candidates will have a PhD in Statistics/Statistical Genetics/Genetic Epidemiology or equivalent.
Genetic Epidemiologist/Genetic Statistician (vacancy ref. 12692) University of Bristol posted (13NOV2006)
An experienced genetic epidemiologist/genetic statistician is required to
join the Genetic Epidemiology group led by Professor George Davey Smith,
Research Associate Position in Genetic Epidemiology, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria (posted 03NOV2006)
We are seeking to recruit a scientist with experience in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics.
Our primary research topic is the investigation of genetic risk factors for cardiovascular disease with a focus on intermediate phenotypes as well as other complex diseases including disturbances of the lipoprotein metabolism. We are applying methods of linkage analysis and association studies and we are involved in genomewide association studies related to lipoprotein metabolism. We are responsible for genetic epidemiological research questions within the project "Genomics of Lipid-Associated Disorders - GOLD" of the Austrian Genome Project GEN-AU (http://gold.uni-graz.at). We are embedded in a well-functioning international network of collaborations which allows an effective investigation of research questions. A well-equipped genotyping unit is affiliated to our Division which permits an immediate reaction to requests for further genotypings. For a detailed information on our Division and Genotyping Unit as well as the deadline for applications, please visit our website ( http://www.i-med.ac.at/genepi/ ).
It will be the task of the successful applicant to apply and extend the necessary statistical/epidemiological methods mostly in the field of genetic associations studies including whole genome association studies. Since coworkers and collaborative partners have to be consulted, communicative skills and the ability for teamwork are required. However, the candidate should be also able to work relatively independently. It is expected that the appointee writes grant applications and scientific articles.
We are offering a research associate position in a highly motivated, young team. Since the Division includes not only an epidemiological working section but also a wet lab section with molecular and biochemical methods, we have the ability to react immediately to the developments of a particular project. Several additional research units working in the area of genetics and genomics are located on the campus.
Innsbruck and its surrounding areas offer a high quality of life with fabulous skiing and hiking areas and provide an excellent balance for the demands of work.
Please send any inquiry concerning the position or your informal application including a curriculum vitae and a statement of research and analysis experience as soon as possible to Prof. Florian Kronenberg, e‑mail: Florian.Kronenberg@i-med.ac.at.
Faculty position, The Center for Bioinformatics and Molecular Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF (posted 03NOV2006)
To apply, please send cover letter, CV and names of 3 professional references by December 31, 2006 to Phillip Babcock, Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF Box 0560, San Francisco, CA 94143-0560 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.