Position Description: A full-time (1.0 FTE) postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington in the area of statistical methodology for inference in the analysis of genetic and genomic data on related individuals. The position involves collaboration with faculty in the Department of Biostatistics and in Medical Genetics. This is a two-year position, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.
The University of Washington Department of Statistics is an internationally recognized leader in statistical science research with 21 faculty members and numerous adjust and affiliate faculty. In the area of statistical genetics and genomics we have also strong collaborative links in teaching and research with the departments of Biostatistics and of Genome Sciences, which are also international leaders in their fields.
Research topics include, but are not limited to:
1) Developing statistical methodology and theory for inferring the structure of relatedness among individuals from genome-wide marker and/or sequence data.
2) Developing new methodology and theory for incorporating location- specific relatedness information into the analysis of data on complex genetic traits.
Position Qualifications: The successful candidate should have:
1) completed (or be expected to complete by Jan 2013) a Ph. D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or in Computational Genomics or Population Genetics with a strong Statistical modeling and inference emphasis including knowledge of HMM and/or graphical models.
2) A strong research record evidenced by high quality publications, as well as good communication and team work skills, and ability to lead research and develop ideas independently.
3) Demonstrated programming skills, including knowledge of C and R, and a willingness to program (not exclusively) in these languages.
Salary Range: Salary and benefits will be in accordance with NIH and University of Washington salary scales and policies.
Application: To apply, please send CV, a research statement, and email contact information for three referees, to Dr. Elizabeth Thompson, (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please send all information as plain text with ONLY PDF attachments and/or references to a web page.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.