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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Virginia, Center for Public Health Genomics

Company Information: The Center for Public Health Genomics (CPHG) was established within the University of Virginia School of Medicine in January 2007. The primary mission of CPHG is to address questions in public health, biology and medicine by developing and applying state-of-the-art genetic, genomic and computational approaches to human data and samples and manipulation of model organisms.

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will join a collegial and productive research team focused on the statistical and bioinformatics integration of genome-wide association and transcriptomic data sets with the goal of identifying novel genes and pathways involved in determining emphysema and other pulmonary phenotypes in large multi-ethnic cohort studies. Analytical responsibilities will include genetic association analysis of common and rare disease variants and integrative systems genetics analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data.

Position Qualifications: Necessary qualifications include a Ph.D. or related degree in Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Genetics, Epidemiology, or a related field in hand by start date; knowledge of statistics and genetics; experience with statistical software (R, Splus or Matlab); a strong work ethic; the ability to work independently combined with willingness to work in a highly interactive and collegial group; and excellent written and oral communication skills. Desired qualifications include experience working with large-scale multi-center studies; working knowledge of existing tools for genetic analysis and data management; C, C++, and/or Perl programming skills; and experience working in a Unix / Linux environment.

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Benefits: The University of Virginia provides generous benefits including health care, dental, education benefits and more. For more information visit:


Application Information: To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0618859. Complete a candidate profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.

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