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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.

Send correspondence, including curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to:
Veronica Vieland, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Quantitative and Computational Biology
Columbus Children’s Research Institute
700 Children’s Drive Room W4021, Columbus, OH  43205
FAX:  (614) 355-2728
EMAIL: tvielandv@ccri.net


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: h.snieder@epi.umcg.nl 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 h.snieder@epi.umcg.nl 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.

Send correspondence, including curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to:
Veronica Vieland, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Quantitative and Computational Biology
FAX:  (614) 355-2728
EMAIL: vielandv@ccri.net
www.columbuschildrens.com


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:

Genetic Epidemiology: Substantial advances in genotyping technology have recently allowed the study of whole-genome DNA variation in a large number of individuals and to correlate those genetic characteristics to health-related phenotypes. This approach is particularly attractive when longitudinal data are available, because specific genetic traits are likely to strongly influence trajectories of health over the life span rather than the appearance of specific phenotypes at one point in time. Thus, the BLSA is probably the best study to understand the genetic contributions to health and chronic disease in old age. The LSS recently received funding to perform a GENOME-WIDE ASSOCIATION SCAN of the entire BLSA cohort with available DNA (around 1600 individuals). This genotyping project opens the way for an endless number of analyses ranging from the genetic basis for common health conditions including frailty and dementia, physical and cognitive robustness, and longevity. In combination with vast data on health behaviors and lifestyle, specific gene-environment interactions can also be addressed. A genome-wide association scan will also be performed on two additional NIA funded studies, allowing replication of the important findings.

Epidemiology of Aging: Distinguishing normal and exceptional aging from disease-related pathological processes in multiple organ systems and the individual as a whole continues to be a high research priority for the BLSA. Extensive data collected over the life course on weight and body composition, blood pressure, glucose tolerance, blood lipids, physical activity, smoking and alcohol consumption, depressive symptomatology among other critical exposures and a wealth of clinical assessments including spirometry, echocardiography, muscle strength, nerve conduction, cardiorespiratory fitness, inflammation and cognitive function permit comprehensive evaluations of how behavioral and health-related factors impact the aging process. This postdoctoral position provides an excellent opportunity for a developing epidemiologist to work with one of the most unique datasets on aging, and potentially with a number of NIA-funded studies that are accessible at the LSS.

This post-doc would work closely with Drs. Luigi Ferrucci and M. Daniele Fallin. Please contact ABIGAIL AHING to apply:

Abigail Ahing,
MRI Contractor,
National Institute on Aging,
Harbor Hospital, 5th Floor,
3001 S. Hanover Street,
Baltimore, MD  21225
Tel:  410-350-7330;
Fax: 410-350-7304;
Email: ahingab@grc.nia.nih.gov


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.

Post 1 (Ref A810R) is a one year post to work on a pharmacogenetic project concerning the determinants of antimicrobial-drug induced liver injury. The post-holder will carry out statistical analysis on genotyping data from a case-control study.

Post 2 (Ref A811R) is an 18 month post to work on a project on the renal disease Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR). The post-holder will carry out statistical analysis (linkage and association mapping) on genotyping data from an affected sib-pair study.

Post 3 (Ref A812R) is a 5 year methodological post focusing on the development and implementation of statistical methods for linkage and association analysis for the detection and characterisation of genetic factors in complex disease.

Further particulars on the 3 posts can be obtained at
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/vacancy.phtml?ref=A810R
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/vacancy.phtml?ref=A811R
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/vacancy.phtml?ref=A812R
For further information on any of the above posts please contact Professor Heather Cordell (heather.cordell@ncl.ac.uk)

Closing date: 31 January 2007
To apply, please forward your CV, covering letter and completed employment record form (available from the University web page: www.ncl.ac.uk/vacancies/employ.rtf), quoting the appropriate job reference number to : Professor Heather Cordell, Institute of Human Genetics, Newcastle University, International Centre for Life, Central Parkway, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3BZ, UK


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,
which has a particular interest in Mendelian randomisation as an approach to understanding aetiological relationships in observational studies.  The
major focus of this post will be on the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), although there may be comparative work with other
studies.  A vast increase in genotyping in ALSPAC is anticipated over the next five years.  This data will require cataloguing, checking, quality
control, documentation and linkage to the main dataset. The use of the genetic resource and analysis of genetic data will require co-ordination.
You will advise on proposals to genotype and utilise the resource, set up automated procedures for handling data, advise on and support the analysis
of genetic data.  You will also be involved in producing papers reporting genetic epidemiology data. Analysis of genetic data will require familiarity with specialist software for haplotype construction and instrumental variable analysis. Bioinformatic contributions to developing proposals for ALSPAC genetic
studies is required.

If successful, you may be appointed either on a fixed term or a permanent contract depending on the extent of your previous relevant research experience.  Further information can be found at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/personnel/ftc/
Grade : Grade 2
Salary : £27,929
Contact: ( Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children )
         Prof G Davey Smith
E-mail: George.Davey-Smith@bristol.ac.uk
Tel: 0117 928 7329
Closing Date : 17 November 2006
Interview Date : 27 November 2006
Timescale of Appointment(s) -
Contract : Permanent
Further details and an application form can be found at
https://www.bris.ac.uk/boris/jobs/ads?ID=57294

Alternatively you can telephone (0117) 954 6947, minicom (0117) 928 8894
or E-Mail Recruitment@bris.ac.uk (stating postal address ONLY), quoting
reference number 12692.
The closing date for applications is 9.00am, 17 November 2006

An Equal Opportunities Employer.


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)
Appointment is at the Assistant level in the Adjunct series.
Duties:  Liaise with clinical and translational investigators who utilize genomics and/or proteomics technologies in their research, with involvements ranging from proposal development through data analyses. Provide bioinformatics instruction at all levels. Pursue an independent bioinformatics research program and be partially self-supporting with own grants.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or relevant discipline; At least 2 years postdoctoral experience; Familiarity with microarray and mass spectrometry data analysis, DNA sequence analysis, bioinformatics tools & algorithms, and the R package; Strong publication record.

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 babcock@epi.ucsf.edu

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

 

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