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Position TitleResearch Scientist, Data Science

Company Information

The Ohio State University College of Medicine (formerly known as The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health) is the medical school at The Ohio State University and is located in Columbus, Ohio. The college is nationally recognized as a top institution in both education and research, as reflected by rankings in U.S. News & World Report. In 2009, its primary teaching hospital (Ohio State University Hospital) was ranked as one of the best hospitals in the U.S. in 10 different specialties; it was chosen to be among the 21 hospitals named to U.S. News & World Report's select honor roll of U.S. hospitals.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a Research Specialist with strong statistical/computational skills to join our lab. Our mission is to advance the understanding of the genetic architecture of complex human diseases and traits and to improve our ability to predict disease, target disease prevention in high-risk individuals, and tailor treatment based on individual genomic differences.
The research specialist will work on large-scale genetic data analysis, risk prediction, and implementation of methods utilizing machine learning for studying complex human diseases, such as glaucoma and Alzheimer’s. The candidate will have the opportunity to take the lead on research projects, write manuscripts, and present the research results at international conferences.

Position Qualifications

The position requires a minimum of an M.S. degree in statistical genetics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer science, or a closely aligned quantitative area. Candidate is expected to have strong data analytic and programming skills, as well as proficiency in Unix/Linux system.