Postdoctoral Position - Statistical Genetics/Genomics

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
October 08 2018
Life Sciences, Genetics
Organization Type


The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accepting applications for a postdoctoral position in statistical genetics/genomics from people with strong backgrounds in statistics, mathematics, computations or other relevant quantitative skills who have a willingness to learn to apply these techniques to genetic/genomic studies. This is an excellent opportunity to expand one's career into one of the most rapidly progressing and in-demand areas of scientific research. The postdoctoral position offers opportunities for advanced training and collaboration in the analysis of epigenetics/epigenomics, RNA-Seq, metabolomics, whole-genome sequencing, and microbiome.

The successful candidate will train with outstanding senior statistical geneticists with a track record in helping to develop academic, government, and industry careers in statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology. Criteria for selection include: a demonstrated research ability in statistics or a relevant scientific discipline, interest and (to a lesser degree) experience in project areas, strength in computation, proficiency in verbal and written communication, and a genuine commitment to methodological and cross-disciplinary research in quantitative genetics.

Starting dates are open and flexible. Appointments will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for another year depending on productivity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, but in all cases equals or exceeds the minimum NIH post-doctoral stipend.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all employees can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

The Department of Biostatistics has 20 faculty members and 2 post-doctoral fellows. For more information on statistical genetics in the Department, please visit our Website at

The Application should consist of a brief letter of interest containing addresses and telephone number(s); names of three of references, a full CV, and a one-page statement of interest.

Please submit the application to:

Postdoctoral Search Committee
Department of Biostatistics
RPHB 327
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1665 University Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0022
Fax: 205-975-2540

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