The Biomedical Genetics division at Boston University School of Medicine is seeking a researcher to participate in ongoing and new projects aimed at understanding the genetic basis of Alzheimer disease and development of schema that incorporate genetic information in translational research and precision medicine approaches for the disorder. This position will include analysis of high throughput data (genome wide association and exome chip arrays, and genome/exome/RNA sequencing) for several multi-center projects including the Alzheimer Disease Genetics Consortium and the national Alzheimer Disease Sequencing Project, as well as local multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on function and endophenotypes.
The research environment is enhanced by state-of-the-art computing facilities including the Massachusetts Green High Performing Computer Cluster (http://www.mghpcc.org/), a highly interactive group including several faculty-level genetic epidemiologists and bioinformaticians, strong statistical genetics and bioinformatics training programs, a University-wide Statistical Genetics Working Group, and a molecular genetics core facility within the Biomedical Genetics division enabling genetics research in large populations.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.
Postdoctoral applicants should have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD or equivalent. Preferred fields of study and training include Genetic Epidemiology, Biostatistics/Statistics, Bioinformatics, Human Genetics, and Applied Mathematics. Programming skills in R (or other programming and statistical software) as well as experience with large datasets is strongly desired.