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Postdoctoral Associate
Indiana University, Bloomington

Company Information: Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses with over 48,000 students. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate

Duties and Responsibilities: This is a 12-month position and may be extended. The successful candidate will help develop and implement statistical/computational methods for problems arising from health related studies. Possible research projects include, but are not limited to, developing and applying statistical and computational methods for analysis of high-throughput genetic/genomic data, integrative analysis of omics data, genome-wide epigenetic association studies, risk prediction in precision medicine, and developing the necessary software packages. Research areas can be tailored to suit the candidate’s research interest and expertise. The candidate will also have opportunities to work on projects related to genome-wide association studies and candidate gene studies for common complex human diseases such as coronary artery disease, obesity, dental caries, orofacial clefts, cancer, and stroke.

Position Qualifications: The candidate should hold a doctoral degree in a quantitative field, such as statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics or physics, with interest in genetics/genomics. Candidates with doctoral degrees in genetics or related fields with strong computational and statistical expertise are also encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate should also demonstrate ability in computer programming, and ability of independent thinking and possession of excellent communication and writing skills.

Salary Range: Competitive and depends on research experience.

Benefits: Excellent fringe benefit package.


Application Information: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by July 31, 2017. Applications should include: A brief statement of professional objectives, complete curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three references. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Dr. Nianjun Liu at

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