Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Oregon National Primate Research Center/Oregon Health & Science University
Job Location
Portland, OR
Job Description

The purpose of this position is to provide support for a large-scale sequencing project in non-human primates (NHPs) at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, located at the west campus of the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.  This position requires a graduate degree (PhD preferred) and research experience in human genetics, population genetics, computational genetics, or a closely related field.  In particular, prior research experience in family-based genetics, including genetic linkage analysis, is highly desirable. Prior experience with software commonly used for large-scale family- or population-based genetic analysis, such as SOLAR, MORGAN, PLINK, MENDEL, or MERLIN, is also highly desirable. This position will require experience in the manipulation and analysis of Illumina short-read DNA sequence data and resulting files using Linux bioinformatics software, Python scripting, and R, as needed.  Position responsibilities include analyses of pedigree and genome-wide sequence data on up to 2,000 NHPs, to support study design, to confirm pedigree relationships, to develop a dense genetic linkage map in the macaque genome, and to perform imputation of dense genotype data. Applicants should be able to demonstrate close attention to detail, accuracy and efficiency, strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, skill in scientific writing as evidenced by first-author peer-reviewed publications, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. 


How to Apply

To apply, please submit cv with 3 references and cover letter to position number #IRC54108 at the OHSU Careers website

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