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Statistical Genetics or EpigeneticsPosted by: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Posted date: 2019-Sep-25
A fully funded postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Health Disparities Research Section of the Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Science, at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in Baltimore, MD (https://www.nia.nih.gov/research/labs/leps/health-disparities-research-section).
This position will offer outstanding opportunities for training in a highly collaborative work environment and to develop independent research projects in statistical genetics, epigenetics, and genomics. Research in the laboratory examines the biologic basis of age associated health disparities using a translational approach spanning from clinical research to the bench in a targeted epidemiologic study, The Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span (HANDLS) study (https://handls.nih.gov/). The HANDLS study is an ongoing population based longitudinal study with a wealth of data, which is available for analysis. HANDLS has ongoing genome-wide association studies (GWAS), next generation sequencing projects, and DNA methylation projects that aim to understand aging and health disparities in various age-related diseases.Qualifications:
Candidates must have less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience, a Ph.D. (or M.D.) degree and a strong background in population genetics, epidemiology, computational biology or any related discipline. Applicants should have excellent skills in programming (e.g. R, Python or Perl) and in Linux working environment. Previous experience in genome-wide association analysis, gene expression or DNA methylation is preferred but not mandatory.Salary commensurate with research experience, according to the NIH postdoctoral pay scale.To Apply:
Interested applicants should e-mail a curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and 3 letters of reference to: Mrs. Dana Faulcon, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, 251 Bayview Blvd, Baltimore, Maryland 21224-6825; E-mail: Dana.Faulconnih.gov. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt.
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