Postdoctoral Position in Statistical Genetics

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is a world-class health care institute, with cutting-edge research programs. Our research team is focused on the development of statistical methods for the study of complex genetics of human diseases.

We are seeking a postdoctoral candidate with a Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics and educational training in genetics. The position is for the development, computer programming, and evaluation of statistical methods for multivariate traits in genome-wide association studies, including causal mediation methods. This position requires solid statistical training and strong computer programming skills. It is expected that the candidate will participate in research team efforts, and take the lead on several projects, leading to presentation and publication of results. In addition, collaboration with medical and laboratory scientists provide opportunities for application of novel methods.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a closely aligned quantitative area, with computational experience, as well as excellent written communication skills. Employment start is negotiable, but preferably prior to December, 2018. Generous benefits and salary are provided. Potential applicants should submit their resume with a cover letter of stated interest to:

Daniel J Schaid, PhD
Harwick 7, Mayo Clinic
200 First Street, SW
Rochester MN  55909
Ph. 507.284.0639

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