Postdoctoral Associate (Statistical Research on Alzheimer’s Disease)

University of Miami

Miami, FL

Job posting number: #7058222 (Ref:R100033002)

Posted: June 27, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate. The Postdoctoral Associate will work on the statistical genetic aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), as part of the multidisciplinary International Consortium. This position will work on research directed towards identifying genes and the mechanisms that they influence to increase the risk of or prevent the onset of AD.

The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research on Alzheimer’s Disease

Perform basic analyses of next-generation sequencing data including quality control filtering and bioinformatic interpretation

Conduct research in human disease models to evaluate candidate genes for above mentioned disorder

Confer with principal investigator to review work assignments and develop plans for research experiments; make minor modifications to existing laboratory procedures and techniques to meet the needs of the particular equipment as required

Review journals, abstracts and scientific literature to keep abreast of new developments and to obtain information regarding previous experiments to aid in the design and development of original procedures and techniques

Supervise, train and instruct residents, interns, students or lower level personnel in statistical analysis techniques and procedures

Present research findings at lab meetings and conferences

Minimum Qualifications

PhD or MD required. Experience in statistical genetics, statistics, genetic epidemiology, or bioinformatics preferred. The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is expected.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

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The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.

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