Postdoctoral fellow in genetic basis of cognitive decline and neurological disease
Brigham and Women's Hospital
September 11, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
College / University, Hospital, Public and Private, Public Health
Dr. Tamar Sofer's laboratory for genetic epidemiology is seeking a candidate for a post-doctoral research fellowship position to study the genetic underpinnings of cognitive decline and neurological disease associated with aging, and how these genetic effects are associated with behavioral and environmental exposures, such as sleep behavior and quality.
The post-doctoral fellow will conduct genetic association analysis of cognitive and neurological disease outcomes in multiple studies of diverse populations. Genetic association analyses include genome-wide association studies, construction of polygenetic risk scores, gene-environment interaction analyses, rare variants association testing, integrative analysis of genetics and other ‘omics markers, and more. Depending on the candidate qualifications and interest, the post-doctoral fellow may contribute to or perform statistical and epidemiological methods development. The fellow will have opportunities to collaborate with national leaders involved in genetic epidemiological consortia and studies of brain aging.
The successful candidate should be well familiar with statistical models and tests, have experience with genetic analyses, and have demonstrated experience working with large data sets on cluster computing environment. The fellow is expected to have good communication skills, as they will routinely work with collaborators having varied backgrounds and expertise. An interest in studying health outcomes in diverse and under-represented populations is a plus.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, in electronic format to Tamar Sofer, PhD, email@example.com.
Internal Number: 00001
About Brigham and Women's Hospital
BWH is an academic medical center and teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The Program in Sleep Medicine Epidemiology is comprised of a diverse, multidisciplinary team of experts in sleep medicine/epidemiology, informatics, biomedical engineering, social epidemiology, genetic statistics and biostatistics. Researchers have access to state-of-the art clinical research facilities at the Center for Clinical Investigation, part of the Harvard Catalyst [Clinical and Translational Research Center]. There is strong Institutional and Departmental commitment to research training, with many opportunities for career development and continuing education.
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