Postdoctoral Associate in Statistical Genetics

University Information
The Ohio State University is a large, primarily residential, public research university in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State University college of medicine is nationally recognized as top institution in both education and research.

Duties and Responsibilities
We are seeking a postdoctoral associate with strong statistical/computational skills and educational training in genetics to join our lab. Our mission is to advance the understanding of the genetic architecture of complex human diseases and traits and to improve our ability to predict disease, target disease prevention in high-risk individuals, and tailor treatment based on individual genomic differences.

The postdoctoral associate will work on large-scale genetic data analysis, genetic risk prediction, and implementation of methods utilizing machine learning for complex human diseases, such as glaucoma and Alzheimer’s. The candidate will have the opportunity to take the lead on research projects, write manuscripts as the first author and a co-author, and present the research results at international conferences.

Position Qualifications
The position requires a minimum of a Ph.D. degree in statistical genetics, statistics, biostatistics, genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, or a closely aligned quantitative area. Candidate is expected to have strong programming skills and excellent written communication skills, as well as proficiency in Unix/Linux system.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send the following items: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) Statement of research interests; 3) Contact information for three references to:

X. Raymond Gao, PhD
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Division of Human Genetics
The Ohio State University
915 Olentangy River Rd., Rm. 5060L
Columbus, OH, 43212