Scientist and Research Associate
DeCODE genetics is inviting applications for the positions of Research
Scientist and Research Associate in the Statistics Department.
We are seeking individuals with an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in statistics,
biostatistics or related fields. The work involves statistical analysis
of data related to one or more of the company’s ongoing disease
and the development of new statistical methods for analyzing available
data. Methodologies employed include computation of genetic
and recurrence risk to relatives, allele-sharing models for human
analysis, genetic and linkage disequilibrium mapping, haplotype
reconstruction and estimation of haplotype relative risks, epistatic
interactions of putative disease loci or haplotypes, quantitative trait
analysis and other methodologies as needed. Department members are also
actively involved in the quality control of the company’s continuously
generated genetic data, and participate in the preparation of patent
applications and manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.The
Statistics Department currently employs 13 people – comprised primarily
of Icelanders, but including members from Europe, Asia and the United
States – with degrees in statistics, biostatistics, applied
computer science, physics and medicine. The bulk of our daily computing
is performed on linux workstations and a cluster of over 90
dual-processor linux-based servers. Most of our analysis is done using
programs we have developed within our department. Programming is done
using C++, C, S-Plus, Python, Perl and UNIX shell tools.
DeCODE offers an attractive compensation package including stock
and a competitive salary.
Based in Reykjavik, Iceland, deCODE genetics is using population
to create a new paradigm for healthcare. With its uniquely
population data, deCODE is turning research on the genetic causes of
common diseases into a growing range of products and services - in
pharmaceuticals, gene and drug discovery, DNA-based diagnostics,
pharmacogenomics, bioinformatics, and clinical trials. deCODE's
pharmaceuticals group, based in Chicago, and deCODE's biostructures
group, based in Seattle, conduct downstream development work on targets
derived from deCODE's proprietary research in human genetics as well as
contract service work for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
deCODE is delivering on the promise of the new genetics. Visit us on
Some examples of our recent work:
1. Gretarsdottir S et al. The gene encoding phosphodiesterase 4D
a risk of ischemic stroke. Nat. Genet. 3:131–138
2. Styrkarsdottir U et al. Linkage of osteoporosis to chromosome 20p12
and association to BMP2. PLoS Biol. 1:351–359 (2003).
3. Kong A et al. A high-resolution recombination map of the human
Nat. Genet. 31:241–247 (2002).
We are seeking individual with an M.S.
or Ph.D. degree in statistics,
For more info, contact: Tomas Gislason (firstname.lastname@example.org, 354 570