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Postdoctoral Fellow

Company Information

The Medical College of Georgia (often referred to as MCG) at Augusta University is the flagship medical school of the University System of Georgia, the state's only public medical school, and one of the top 10 largest medical schools in the United States. Established in 1828, MCG is the oldest and founding school of Augusta University. It is the third-oldest medical school in the Southeast and the 13th oldest in the nation. With 23 academic departments and centers, MCG is the home to 791 faculty, 866 staff, 576 clinical residents and over 1000 medical and graduate students (as of 2020).
The MCG is located in the Augusta City, which is the oldest and second largest city in Georgia. Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, the greater Augusta metropolitan area, home to half-a-million residents, offers a small-town feel with big-city flair – arts, culture, shopping, fine cuisine, sports, and a host of recreational pursuits are paired with low cost of living and picturesque friendly neighborhoods. Augusta is renowned internationally as home of the Masters Golf Tournament – drawing spectators from across the globe. Known as the Garden City, Augusta with its flower-studded beauty and grace has a well-earned reputation for tradition, hospitality, and heritage. A short 2-hour drive gives you access to the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta. You will also enjoy close proximity to the Atlantic coast, the Blue Ridge Mountains and other historic cities, including Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC.
The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Department of Population Health Sciences is seeking a highly motivated individual interested in biostatistics and bioinformatics for a position as a postdoctoral fellow. The candidate will be mentored by Dr. Yang Shi and will have the opportunities to work with Dr. Yang Shi's collaborators at the Biostatistics and Data Science Division, Department of Neuroscience, Vascular Biology Center and Georgia Cancer Center at the Medical College of Georgia. The candidate will be expected to work on development of statistical methodologies, computational algorithms and software packages, real data analysis in biostatistics and genomics, and publishing on decent journals. The starting date for this position will be 2020 Fall, but applications will be continuously reviewed until the position is filled. More information about Yang Shi is available here: https://www.augusta.edu/mcg/dphs/bds/people/yang_shi.php

Position Qualifications

1. A doctoral degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or other relevant disciplines.
2. Proficiency in at least one or of the popular programming languages for statistical and bioinformatic research and real-data analysis (e.g. R, C/C++, Python, MATLAB).
3. Experience working with statistical/computational method and software package development, large-scale genomics data and high-performance clusters with Unix/Linux systems are desirable.