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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California

Company Information: The Center for Cerebrovascular Research (CCR) is a core group of faculty and staff pursuing integrative and interdisciplinary study of cerebrovascular disease, utilizing the tools of vascular cell biology, animal models, human genetics, disease epidemiology and treatment outcomes research. Our main area of focus is vascular malformations of the brain, which are an important cause of hemorrhagic stroke, and include arteriovenous malformations (AVM), intracranial aneurysms and cavernous malformations. We also have a special interest in the inherited disease, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), which is one of the few inherited causes of brain AVM. Our main laboratories and facilities are located at the San Francisco General Hospital campus. Patient recruitment also takes place at the Parnassus campus.

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistical Genetics or Genetic Epidemiology

Duties and Responsibilities: The UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research (CCR) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow with interest and expertise in either statistical genetics or genetic epidemiology to participate in NIH-funded projects aimed at understanding the genetic basis of brain vascular malformations (e.g., arteriovenous malformations and cerebral cavernous malformations) and hemorrhagic stroke. The CCR is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and staff studying various aspects of cerebral pathophysiology and vascular biology. Projects include characterization of candidate genes, genome-wide association, high-throughput sequencing, gene expression, and functional outcome studies. More information can be found on our website at
Opportunities for training and research are available in many areas, including basic science, clinical and translational stroke research, epidemiology and biostatistics, bioinformatics, and human and mouse genetics. The research environment is enhanced by strong national and international collaborative ties. Our group is highly interactive and multidisciplinary, including physicians, geneticists, molecular biologists, and epidemiologists and biostatisticians.

Position Qualifications: A strong background in statistical genetics or genetic epidemiology and commonly used statistical packages (i.e., Stata, R, PLINK, etc.), proficiency in computer programming (i.e., Perl, C/C++, etc.) and different platforms (i.e., Linux), ability to work well with others, and strong communication and writing skills are required. Experience analyzing GWAS, sequencing, or other ‘omic’ datasets preferred.

Salary Range: 48,216

Benefits: TBD


Application Information: Send curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references to Helen Kim, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research,

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Application Deadline: 06/30/2017