Postdoctoral position in the Informatics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital

Organization
Boston Children's Hospital
Job Location
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Job Description

Description:

The Informatics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to perform an integrative genomic and exposomic research on the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Novel data, including environmental exposure, metabolomic and genomic profiling from thousands of patients, family members and controls will be at the heart of this project.

Skills:

Ideal candidates should have completed their PhD in a quantitative science such as applied statistics, population genetics, genomics, or bioinformatics. Proficiency in Unix shell scripting, R statistical language, and cluster computing environment is required as well as scientific writing and communication skills.

 

Responsibilities:

1) Integrating and managing genomic and phenotypic data from patients with ASD and controls, 2) developing and utilizing statistical multivariate methods to distinguish cases from controls, based on genomic and exposure data and 3) Manuscript writing to report novel findings.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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