• Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Statistical Genetics

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
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    James Dai’s research group seeks a post-doctoral fellow in statistical genetics and genomics.


    The fellow will work closely with James Dai and other group members to develop statistical methodologies and computational algorithms in the areas of genetic epidemiology, cancer genetics, epigenetics and genomics. Particular research topics include, but are not limited to, gene-treatment interaction, mediation methods, genomic regional test, eQTL, meQTL and TWAS methods. The fellow will lead manuscript writing in statistics and genetics, and present methods and discoveries in meetings and conferences. The fellow will also engage with collaborators in epidemiology, genomics and medicine,  providing statistical consultation and technical support.


    The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to identify and address statistical challenges from epidemiologic and biological questions, develop rigorous statistical and computational methods, and implement methods through efficient programs and algorithms. The candidate will have effective communication and writing skills to present in statistical and genetic meetings, provide consultations and lead manuscript writing.

    Qualified candidates must have at least a PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Genomics, Biostatistics, or related quantitative field. In addition, preferred candidates will have experience in collaborating with research scientists and performing bioinformatics/genomics data analysis.  

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