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Postdoctoral training in large-scale biostatistics

14 October 2010

Reliable interpretation of genomic and genetic information makes unprecedented demands for innovations in statistical methodology and its application to biological systems. This unique opportunity drives research at the Statomics Lab of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology (http://www.statomics.com). The Statomics Lab seeks a postdoctoral fellow who will collaboratively develop and apply novel methods of statistical inference to attack current problems in analyzing data from genome-wide association studies and other high-dimensional biological data.

Experience in computationally intensive data analysis is essential, as is the ability to quickly develop reliable software implementing the statistical algorithms developed. Strong initiative, excellent communication skills, and reception of a PhD or equivalent doctorate in statistical genetics, statistics, bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, physics, any field of engineering, or an equally quantitative field within four years prior to the start date are also absolutely necessary. The following qualities are desirable but not required: working knowledge of statistical genetics; familiarly with R, S-PLUS, Mathematica, C, Fortran, and/or LaTeX; experience in a UNIX or Linux environment.

To apply, send a PDF CV that has contact information of three references to dbickel@uottawa.ca, with “GWA Postdoctoral Fellowship” and the year of your graduation or anticipated graduation in the subject field of the message. In the message body, concisely present evidence that you meet each requirement for the position and describe your most significant papers and software packages with summaries of how you contributed to them. All applicants are thanked in advance; only those selected for further consideration will receive a response.