Postdoctoral Associate

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
To be discussed
August 01 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

We are seeking a qualified applicant for a position as a Postdoctoral Associate in the field of genetic epidemiology, complex disease genetics, statistical genetics, and/or bioinformatics. The individual will work directly with Drs. John Shaffer and Eleanor Feingold in the Department of Human Genetics and in close collaboration with Drs. Seth Weinberg and Mary Marazita in the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics. Our research group focuses on genetics of craniofacial and dental phenotypes in human populations, and we have a number of large-scale genome-wide association and sequencing studies underway. The primary responsibility for this position will be to integrate results from gene-mapping studies of human facial morphology to catalog the variants influencing normal facial variation and understand whether and how these variants influence nonsyndromic orofacial clefting. The successful candidate will be offered a high level of research independence with opportunities to lead projects and gain experience training and mentoring students.


Individuals with experience or interest in complex disease genetics, gene-mapping, bioinformatics, or anthropometrics are encouraged to apply. Required qualifications include a PhD or equivalent degree in genetics/genomics, statistics/biostatistics, computational biology, bioinformatics, or related field and effective oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and conference presentations. Experience with genomics and bioinformatics tools is preferred.

To apply:

Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter summarizing scientific accomplishments and outlining motivation for this position, a full CV, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. John Shaffer at Applications will considered starting August 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.




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