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Postdoctoral Scholar, Genetic Epidemiology

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Public Health

Organization: Epidemiology

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar, Genetic Epidemiology

Position Details

Position Description

Epidemiology within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Scholar position in genetic epidemiology with an immediate start date.  The successful candidate will work on projects in genetic epidemiology with special emphasis on studying the genetic architecture of complex traits in a multi-ethnic population of people living with HIV.  Example of ongoing, projects include the genetics underlying substance use, anthropometric traits and cardiometabolic disorders.

Our Mission 

Research: To advance knowledge regarding the distribution, occurrence and outcome of disease in human populations by maintaining a strong and diverse interdisciplinary research program with outstanding faculty and students.

Education: To train future leaders in the field of epidemiology through excellent master's and doctoral degree programs, and educate others through undergraduate and graduate level courses on epidemiologic topics.

Service: To provide professional service in epidemiology through work with federal, state, and local health agencies and other organizations in conducting collaborative research and offering technical assistance.


The successful candidate should have a PhD or doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or related fields.  The ability to work within a UNIX OS (preferably in C/C++, PERL) and standard statistical software, like R, is required.  The successful applicant is expected to have an interest in genetic empidemiology and experience in analyzing large-scale genomic datasets is highly desirable.  The successful applicant will be based in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website. 


Please send CV, a brief research statement and list of three references to: Sara Lindstroem at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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