We are seeking two motivated and creative postdoctoral associates with quantitative research backgrounds to join an active and collegial research team led by Ryan L. Minster and Daniel E. Weeks in the Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. The successful candidate will conduct cutting-edge NIH-funded research investigating the genetics of adiposity-related traits in a unique sample of Samoans. The work lies in the area of applied statistical genetics, and involves fine-mapping and gene discovery using variant data imputed from a panel of whole genome sequenced Samoans to carry out single variant and gene-based association tests of a variety of adiposity-related phenotypes. This rich data set includes extensive dietary and physical activity data. There will also be opportunities to participate in NHLBI TOPMed consortium-wide analyses.
The postdoctoral associates will be responsible for planning experiments, developing protocols, conducting research, analyzing data, making presentations at national and international meetings, publishing data in peer-reviewed journals, and assisting junior laboratory personnel. The successful candidates will be offered a high level of independence. Drs. Minster and Weeks will mentor the postdoctoral associates and provide a highly supportive environment to help in the transition to independence.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.