A postdoctoral research position is available in the lab of Dr. Charleston Chiang in the Center for Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC). The Chiang lab utilizes cutting-edge analytic tools to address questions at the intersection of human medical and population genetics. In particular, we have a strong interest in using genomic data to understand the evolution and architecture of complex traits and the history of diverse human populations. These insights will be critical for future medical genetics studies and in practicing personalized medicine.
The successful candidate will have substantial input in the nature and the direction of the ongoing research projects within the lab and will be encouraged to explore projects that broadly fit within the lab’s research interest and funded R35 and R01 grants. These goals include learning about demographic history or natural selection from genetic variation data, or understanding genetic architecture and evolutionary history of complex traits in diverse populations. Opportunities are available for both method development as well as analysis of large-scale genotyping and next-generation sequencing data in humans from diverse populations. Additional information about our lab and research can be found at: http://chianglab.usc.edu.
Funding is available for at least 2 years. Position is renewable annually after 2 years, contingent upon satisfactory progress. Due to the pandemic, some level of working from home is possible and negotiable. Salary will be competitive, starting at step 5 of the NIH postdoctoral scale (greater than $62K per year), commensurate with experience and expertise. The University of Southern California offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and short and long term disability insurance.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in genetics, computer science, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field. Proficiency in one or more programming languages (e.g. python, perl, C++, R, etc.) and in Unix-based computing environment is essential. Experience in conducting human genetics or population genetics research and analyzing large genetic datasets is a plus, but not required. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, but by December 1st, 2021, at the latest. Position will remain open until filled. The position is expected to start in Spring or Summer 2022, though specific dates are negotiable.
Interested candidates should submit a CV, short (1-2 pages) cover letter describing your research interests and fit within the lab, and contact information for 2-3 references. Reference letters are accepted, but not required at this stage. Informal inquiries are welcomed and can be addressed to Dr. Charleston Chiang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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