Department of Statistics, The Pennsylvania State University

Position ID: PSU-POSTDOC [#10573, 73789]
Position Title: Postoctoral Research-Computational Biology
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: State College, Pennsylvania 16802, United States [map]
Starting Date: 2017/08/23
Application Deadline: (posted 2017/08/23, listed until 2018/02/23)
Position Description:    

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A Postdoctoral Research position in statistical genetics and genomics is available in the department of Statistics at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park. This NIH-funded position involves developing and applying statistical and computational methods for integration of large-scale genetic, epigenomic and transcriptome data in disease genetics and gene regulation studies, especially next generation sequencing-based data analysis, single-cell data analysis, and studies of transcriptional control and disease. The work in our group focuses primarily on understanding regulatory mechanisms involved in human complex phenotypes. We seek an individual with strong computing, statistical and genetic backgrounds and who has expertise in some subset of high dimensional data analysis, statistical genomics, genome-wide analysis, and transcriptional control mechanisms. The work will involve both methodological research within our group and collaboration on multidisciplinary projects. A Ph.D. in a quantitative field, e.g., statistics or biostatistics, computer sciences, strong quantitative research background, programming proficiency, genetic knowledge, as well as good written and oral communication skills. Applications must be submitted electronically at and include a cover letter describing your research interests and interest in the position, with CV and names and contact information of three references. Scientific questions regarding this position can also be sent to Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Further Info:
Faculty Search Committee
Department of Statistics
326-MJ Thomas Building
University Park, PA 16802-2111

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