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Position TitlePOSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE

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 postdoctoral associate with strong statistical/computational skills and educational training in genetics 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 postdoctoral associate will work with Dr. Raymond Gao, Associate Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Biomedical Informatics and the Division of Human Genetics at the Ohio State University, on large-scale genetic data analysis, genetic risk prediction, and implementation of methods utilizing machine learning for complex human diseases, such as glaucoma and Alzheimer’s. The candidate will have the opportunity to take the lead on research projects, write manuscripts as the first author and a co-author, and present the research results at international conferences.

Position Qualifications

The position requires a minimum of a Ph.D. degree in statistics, biostatistics, genetic epidemiology, bioinformatics, or a closely aligned quantitative area. Candidate is expected to have strong programming skills and excellent written communication skills, as well as proficiency in Unix/Linux system.