Postdoctoral Associate in Genetic Epidemiology, Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics
The Department of Epidemiology and The Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Bioinformatics (GeneBio) (http://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/) at the University of Florida invites applications for postdoctoral research associates, available immediately, in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics or bioinformatics. Successful candidates will perform integrated multi-omics, statistical and bioinformatics analysis to understand disease mechanisms and identify biomarkers and therapeutic targets for human aging and age-related diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The candidates will work on high-dimensional multiomics data sets, including WGS, WES, EWAS, RNA-seq, lipidomics, metabolomics and metagenomics in large-scale human populations.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring, and research conducted in a dynamic academic health center environment. All candidates should have a strong interest in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics, 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.
Candidates should have 1) a PhD in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or related fields; 2) strong quantitative background and advanced computer skills are required; 3) excellent writing skills in English and independent and critical thinking ability. Prior experience with high-dimensional omics data analysis and publications in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics or bioinformatics are preferred.
The Department of Epidemiology is strategically situated within the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) and the College of Medicine. Faculty members are jointly appointed to create synergies and collective strength, resulting in a competitive research profile and highly trained students who receive exceptional exposure to diverse expertise. Our faculty and students have received numerous national awards in research and mentoring and are committed to excellence in training. The department offers an epidemiology PhD, Master of Science, and concentration in the MPH program. It is also home to two National Institutes of Health Training grants.
To apply, please send CV, cover letter and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
The University of Florida (www.ufl.edu) is a comprehensive research-extensive university that includes a full range of academic departments and programs. The College of Public Health and Health Professions (www.phhp.ufl.edu) is part of the University’s Health Science Center. The UF Health Science Center (https://ufhealth.org/about-us) is comprised of six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. They include the colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine. The Health Science Center also partners with the immediately adjacent UF Health Shands Hospital, the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and the UF Health Science Center Regional campus located in Jacksonville, FL. Additional major institutes and centers located at the University of Florida include the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Institute of Child Health Policy, the UF Health Cancer Center, the UF Genetics Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the McKnight Brain Institute, all of which provide state-of-the-art environments and access to large data sets for faculty collaboration.