Postdoctoral positions in statistical and quantitative genetics with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease are available in the Department of Human Genetics (DOHG) at Emory University under the supervision of Drs. David Cutler and Michael Epstein. Focus of the positions will be to create and apply statistical and computational tools to improve understanding of the genetic origins of Alzheimer’s disease leveraging genetic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data from multiple large-scale studies where our research team has direct involvement.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, population/quantitative genetics, or genetic epidemiology. Candidates with a Ph.D. in computer science/bioinformatics/quantitative sciences with substantial knowledge of topics in genetics, as well as candidates with a Ph.D. in genetics that have experience with computational/statistical techniques, are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have experience in performing statistical analyses using the R programming language. Experience with the C programming language, as well as scripting languages (e.g. PYTHON) and software tools for genetic analyses (e.g. PLINK) are also preferred.
The DOHG has 44 primary, six secondary, and 18 adjunct faculty members engaged in the missions of the Emory School of Medicine comprising research, education, and clinical service. The majority of the research in the Department focuses directly on human genetic disease and has major strengths in neurogenetics, quantitative genetics, epigenetics, metabolic disease, and translational research. The Department is also home to the NIH-funded National Fragile X Syndrome Research Center, All of Us Program and PsychENCODE consortium, as well as Emory Center for Computational and Quantitative Genetics. These components, amongst others, have encouraged and enabled interdisciplinary collaboration in extensive networks of collaboration among not only DOHG’s faculty but also with faculty in other departments within Emory and beyond.
Emory University and hospitals along with the CDC are located in a lovely wooded area on the border of the city of Atlanta. The Atlanta metropolitan area is home to 5 million people and has an active art, music, food, and cultural scene with a delightfully mild climate.
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