Health Science Specialist –Postdoctoral Research Fellow
VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts
Come join us in Boston, Massachusetts, at The VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS), New England's premier referral center for Veterans' healthcare and named a Top 100 Places to Work seven of the last eight years by the Boston Globe.
The Center for Population Genomics, within the Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiological Research and Information Center (MAVERIC) in VABHS, led by Dr. Christopher O’Donnell, has 2 full-time Health Science Specialist – Postdoctoral Research Fellowship openings for professionals passionate about serving Veterans.
The Million Veteran Program (MVP) is the largest United States Biobank, consisting of a multi-ethnic cohort representing veterans nationwide. Over 600,000 participants have been enrolled in MVP providing data including questionnaire data, longitudinal electronic health records, biomarker, and genomic data. Current genomic data includes genome-wide genotyping for common and rare variants, imputed to 1000Genomes, and WES and WGS data is expected in the near future. Our vision includes analysis using a high performance computing cluster to advance scientific aims in statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, and big data science focusing on a range of chronic diseases including cardiovascular, metabolic, and aging outcomes and their risk factors.
We seek highly motivated, creative and bright individuals, to work within the MVP and the VA. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and demonstrated prior training or research experience relevant to one or more of the following disciplines: statistical genetics, genomics, pharmacogenomics, computational biology, bioinformatics, and/or systems biology. A proven track record of publications is expected. Experience in population research and/or large dataset analysis are all highly desirable. Programming experience in one or more of the following is desired: R, Perl, Python, Unix, SAS. Background in Cardiovascular disease, Epidemiology, Platelet Biology, Hematology, Pharmacogenetics and/or gene expression research viewed favorably. In addition to Center research, Fellows regularly work in international collaborative teams to make discoveries and validate results. Affiliation with HMS and BU and opportunities to interface with the Broad Institute.
If providing care for our veterans is something that appeals to you while enjoying amazing benefits, in addition to working and living in an area rich in history, culture, and recreational opportunities, this position is for you!
Applicants should submit a cover letter highlighting key qualifications and interests, a current CV with complete bibliography, three reference letters, and PDF copies of three publications that provide evidence of relevant skills, with “Postdoctoral Research Fellow” in the e-mail subject line, to:
Marcia R. Lobos
Center for Population Genomics, MAVERIC
Application deadline: September 30, 2018.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer