Five positions as Statistical Analyst (AC-TAP), Research Assistant, Postdoc or Associate Professor are available at Department of Biomedicine and Department of Clinical Medicine, The Faculty of Health Sciences, Aarhus University. The positions are associated with The Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research, iPSYCH and the Danish OCD and Tourette’s Study, DOTS.
The research concerns major mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. A main focus is the statistical analysis of comprehensive genetic, epigenetic, and other -omics data sets from large samples of case and control individuals (>90,000). These data sets stem from national biobanks (containing >2 million samples) and are coupled with a wealth of environmental and phenotype related data from the Danish population based register system.
The unique Danish resources, in particular the combination of genomics data from national biobanks and register data, provide unparalleled research opportunities.
The research is conducted in a dynamic and international environment with researchers from many different backgrounds working at the forefront of the field. International key collaborative partners include the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, Broad Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, BGI, and the CoCA EU consortium (Horizon 2020) on ADHD comorbidity.
The positions concern one or more of the following research areas:
· Statistical genetic analysis of comprehensive genetic data, including genome wide association, whole genome and exome sequencing data.
· Epigenetic statistical analysis of genome wide methylation data.
· Statistical analysis of comprehensive register-based data on mental health related factors and outcomes.
· Statistical analysis of gene-environment interaction, combining genome wide genetic data and register-based phenotypic and risk factor data.
· Development of new biostatistical approaches in the context of high dimensional data (including network approaches).
Applicants documenting strong qualifications within one or more of these areas will be preferred.
The specific research projects/fields will depend on the applicant’s qualifications and interests within the research themes outlined above.
The positions are from 2 years and up to 5 years. Renewal is expected for a number of the positions, and tenure track may be an option in individual cases.
Depending on the individual qualifications the selected applicants will be offered a position as Statistical Analyst (AC-TAP), Research Assistant, Postdoc, or Associate Professor.
For further information please contact Professor Anders Børglum ([email protected]), Professor Ole Mors ([email protected]), Associate Professor Manuel Mattheisen ([email protected]), or Project Coordinator Annette Bang Rasmussen ([email protected], phone: +45 2326 6332).