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A postdoctoral position is available for eligible candidates with training in genetics, programming, machine learning, data science and statistics. Our laboratory focuses on epidemiologic and genomic studies of cardiovascular traits.

Medicine

A postdoctoral position is available for eligible candidates with training in genetics, programming, machine learning, data science and statistics. Our laboratory focuses on epidemiologic and genomic studies of cardiovascular traits. The approaches we use include epidemiologic methods including regression analyses and genome and exome-wide association studies using high-density SNP arrays (common variants as well as rare variants), whole exome/genome sequencing in families with cardiovascular disease, Phenome wide association studies (PheWAS), variant annotation and electronic phenotyping algorithms. Our laboratory is part of a multi-project American Heart Association funded Strategically Focused Vascular Research Network with an emphasis on the clinical and genetic determinants of peripheral artery disease, microvascular disease, and major adverse limb outcomes.

The candidate should be able to analyze such data and have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics/statistical genetics or data science. The candidate is expected to gain cross-disciplinary training in statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, epidemiology, bioinformatics and translational genomics. The post-doctoral fellow will contribute to other projects within the research network and take a leadership role on peer-reviewed publications and presentation of results at appropriate national meetings. In addition, they will also be given opportunities to develop their own project and encouraged to apply for independent funding.

Funding is available for one position lasting two years with an anticipated start date of July1, 2020. Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Research Fellowship is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at VUMC or elsewhere. Please attach the following required documents at the time of application:


1. Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
2. Three letters of recommendation, signed, on letterhead, describing:

  • Relationship to the applicant
  • Past work/academic performance
  • Work qualities/personal conduct
  • Overall assessment of potential for success in research environment

3.  Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:  Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).

 

Quinn Wells, Pharm D, MD
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Phone: (615) 875-7253
2020-01-09 10:15:39

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