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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Organization
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Job Location
425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706
United States
Job Description

The Schrodi lab is dynamic, innovative laboratory focused on the development of new statistical and computational methods for analyzing genomic data and implementing these methods to discover novel disease-susceptibility regions. The laboratory is newly developed and located within the Department of Medical Genetics within the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will conduct computational and statistical studies on the genomics related human disease; The selected candidate will have their choice of either concentrating on 1) theoretical disease genetics models and the development of novel statistical genetics methods or 2) detailed analyses of large-scale genomic data related to inflammatory and metabolic diseases. The successful candidate will interact closely with the Principal Investigator and other members of the to play a critically important role in studies within the laboratory. A two year position is preferred.

Requirements

Ph.D. in Statistical Genetics, Computational Biology, Biological Sciences, Genetics, Computer Science, Statistics or related field. Previous postdoctoral experience in the area of computational genomics or statistical genetics is preferred. Exceptional new Ph.D. graduates will also be considered. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have expertise in computational genomics methods and approaches, current bioinformatics methods, strong programming skills in R or other scientific programming language and highly conversant in the Linux operating system. A strong publication record is required.

How to Apply

Send inquiries and CVs to [email protected]

About Our Organization

Since its founding in 1848, this campus has been a catalyst for the extraordinary. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, our students, staff, and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the top research institutions worldwide placing within the top 10 institutions in national research spending every year since 1972 and has been the home for 20 Nobel Prize Awardees. Currently, UW-Madison is 8th in the nation for volume of research. The Laboratory of Genetics, the first genetics department in the nation, has an exceptional history and has played a pivotal role in major genetics developments since inception. https://genetics.wisc.edu/history/

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