National Center for Genome Resources

Principle Investigator, Associative Genomics

The National Center for Genome Resources is seeking an individual to provide leadership in development of an associative genomics program in infectious diseases.  The NCGR is a non profit research organization devoted to understanding the dynamics of genetic variability of infectious diseases using bioinformatics and computational biology. If you are interested in a career opportunity with a growth-oriented research center and excellent employee benefits, join our team of professionals in a dynamic team-oriented environment in Santa Fe, NM!

The successful candidate will contribute significantly to the development of novel statistical methods, as well as the application of these and existing methods, to associate genotypes and complex phenotypes in complex population structures.  The candidate should be able to work independently, but at the same time work closely with experts in various types of phenotypic assays and high throughput genotyping and gene expression.     As part of the associative genomics group the successful candidate will lead efforts to integrate and analyze a diversity of data, including genotype, population, sequence, gene expression and phenotypes from simulated, experimental and clinical sources. S/he will assist with experimental design and development of analysis methods, data management, data interpretation and writing of scientific publications.  Success will be evaluated in terms of generating support through successful grant proposals, establishment of research stature in the field of statistical genetics, participation in scientific societies, presentations at scientific meetings, keeping abreast of the latest developments, timely publication of research findings, and developing and maintaining external contacts.

Skills/Knowledge Required:
This position requires the knowledge and skills normally acquired through completion of a Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Population Genetics, Quantitative Genetics, Computational Biology, Genetic Epidemiology, Applied Mathematics, or related fields, with relevant experience in analyses of expression arrays and other types of complex traits.  Experience should include linkage analysis, linkage disequilibrium mapping, association studies, QTL mapping, population genetics (e.g. coalescent simulations), and human genetics. Excellent communication skills, including ability to write and present information effectively, are essential. An excellent understanding of genomic sequence/annotation databases and their applications, a record of generating useful information from large data sets, and experience on the use of common statistical and mathematical tools (e.g. MatLab, SAS, S-Plus, R ) in the interpretation of biological data.  Also need experience with algorithm development, bioinformatics/sequence analysis tools (e.g. Blast, LAP, Sim4, HMM), and database skills (e.g. SQL).

The National Center for Genome Resources offers competitive salaries commensurate with qualifications and experience, relocation assistance, and excellent benefits.

To Apply:
Please send your curriculum vitae, list of publications, and three (3) references to:

1) Email to: (in ascii format)
2) Send via mail to:
       Search Committee, Associative Genomics
       NCGR, 2935 Rodeo Park Drive East
Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA