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Postdoctoral Fellow in Genentic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics
University of Florida

Company Information: The University of Florida is one of the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, outstanding medical care, and cutting-edge scientific research. The University was ranked as the 14th-best public university in the United States, and the 50th overall among all national universities, public and private. The State of Florida and UF’s President have committed to further elevate the university to one of the top 10 public universities in the United States. The University of Florida Health Science Center is one of the country’s few academic health centers with six health-related colleges (Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine) located on a single, contiguous campus. The University provides a quality academic workforce for scientific research, teaching, learning, and nurturing the next generation of scientists from all over the world.
The Department of Epidemiology at University of Florida College of Public Health invites applications for two to three postdoctoral fellows, available immediately, in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics or bioinformatics. The positions will focus on identifying genetic and epigenetic factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, major depression, Alzheimer’s disease and related risk factors. The candidates will have opportunities to work on high-dimensional genetic, epigenetic, transcriptomics, and metabolomics datasets and testing for genetic pathways using GWAS, EWAS, RNA-seq, and metabolomics datasets.

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Genentic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics

Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Conducted statistical analysis related to the PI’s projects
2. Prepare/submit abstracts and scientific publications
3. Assist PI in submitting grant applications.
4. Collaborate on statistical/bioinformatics research projects

Position Qualifications: The candidate is required to hold a PhD in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or a related field. Strong quantitative background and advanced computer skills are required. The candidate is also required to have strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with collaborators. Knowledge of bioinformatics, experience with high-dimensional “omics” data analysis, and publications in genetic epidemiology are added advantages. Starting salary will be commensurate with training and experience.
All candidates should have a strong interest in genetic epidemiology, be highly motivated to conduct scientific research, be able to work independently in team-oriented projects, and are consistent, responsible and accurate for scientific research

Salary Range: A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate

Benefits: UF provides excellent benefits to all faculty, staff and trainees. Detailed information is listed on


Application Information: Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, a brief letter indicating relevant experience and prior academic record, and contact information of three references to:
Dr. Jinying Zhao
Professor and Director – Division of Genetic Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology
University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP), Gainesville, FL 32610

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Application Deadline: 05/31/2018