Postdoctorl Researcher in Applied Statistical Genetics

The Ohio State University Division of Human Genetics
Job Location
460 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Job Description

The Division of Human Genetics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of applied statistical genetics. The Postdoctoral Researcher will analyze genetic data for a variety of phenotypes, including dilated cardiomyopathy and hereditary breast/ovarian cancer, using the high-performance computing resources at the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) and will reside in Dr. Daniel Kinnamon's lab.

Essential Duties:
70%-Install and maintain statistical and analysis software; choose appropriate analytic techniques and software for applied analyses; write analysis scripts and programs; extract data from a relational database and prepare input files for analysis; run analyses; maintain version-controlled records of analysis inputs, programs and results; interpret and present results of analyses at lab meetings;

25%-Draft and edit manuscripts; contribute to, draft and edit grant proposals;

5%- Conduct independent methodological work in statistics, statistical genetics, computational algorithms or software design relevant to the needs of applied analyses.


Ph.D. in epidemiology, human genetics or a similar field. Formal statistical training (courses in multivariable calculus, probability theory, mathematical statistics and linear algebra). At least 2 years of experience with each of: applied data analysis, the Linux command line and programming in the R language/environment. Requires successful completion of a background check.

Preferred qualifications include knowledge of human genetics and at least 1 year of experience with each of: genetic data analysis and genetic software packages such as PLINK and MERLIN, high-performance computing environments and one or more programming languages useful in genetic data analysis, such as SQL, Perl, or Awk.

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About Our Organization

The world of human genetics is one of possibility and challenge. Genetic disorders—whether single gene, chromosomal or inherited—offer clinicians, researchers and scientists a host of opportunities for clinical practice, research activity and educational advancement. Faculty in the Division of Human Genetics in The Ohio State University Department of Internal Medicine are advancing our knowledge of human genetics through a dynamic clinical, educational and research environment. The Ohio State University’s main Columbus campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive. More than 58,000 students select from 15 colleges, 200 undergraduate majors, and 250 master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs attend. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. The university’s innovative prowess attains world-class status, particularly in critical areas such as cancer, infectious disease, advanced materials, and ag-bio products that feed and fuel the world. 

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