Post-Doctoral Fellows

Post-Doctoral Fellow Applications

(New Posting- May 2014)

Postdoctoral Associate in statistical or genetic epidemiological aspects of Alzheimer’s disease

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work on the statistical and genetic epidemiological aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), as part of a multidisciplinary AD research team, led by Dr. Margaret Pericak-Vance. This team of investigators is comprised of molecular geneticists, neurologists, bioinformaticians, and statistical and genetic epidemiologists who work together on studies related to AD. The qualified candidate will be working on research directed towards identifying environmental factors, genes and the mechanisms that they influence to increase the risk and outcomes associated with AD. Also the candidate will gain experience with next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis. This project offers a unique opportunity to participate in the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC).

Minimum requirements are as follows: Ph.D. Experience in statistical genetics, statistics, genetic epidemiology, or bioinformatics preferred. The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is expected. Any appropriate combination of education, certifications, and/or relevant work experience may be considered.

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email Curriculum Vitae and list of three references to hihginfo@med.miami.edu with “AD postdoctoral position” in the subject line.

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Postdoctoral Associate in statistical, population genetic aspects and/or microbiome analysis of inflammatory bowel disease

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work on the statistical, population genetic aspects, and/or microbiome analysis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as part of a multidisciplinary IBD research team, led by Drs. Maria Abreu and Jacob McCauley. This team of investigators is comprised of molecular geneticists, gastroenterologists, bioinformaticians, and statistical and genetic epidemiologists who work together on studies related to IBD. The qualified candidate will be working on research directed towards identifying environmental factors, genes and the mechanisms that they influence to increase the risk and outcomes associated with IBD. This project offers a unique opportunity to participate in microbiome analysis of a biobank of biospecimen samples collected from IBD patients.

Minimum requirements are as follows: Ph.D., or MD. Experience in statistical genetics, statistics, genetic epidemiology, or bioinformatics preferred. Microbiome or metagenomics analysis experience preferred. The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is expected. Any appropriate combination of education, certifications, and/or relevant work experience may be considered.

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email Curriculum Vitae and list of three references to hihginfo@med.miami.edu with “IBD postdoctoral position” in the subject line.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Genetic Epidemiology of Complex Human Diseases

The Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking post-doctoral fellows interested in joining our cutting-edge research team. This position affords the opportunity to work with Drs. Margaret Pericak-Vance, William Scott, Eden Martin, and Gary Beecham on one of several projects examining the genetic epidemiology of complex diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, Parkinson disease, and Alzheimer disease. The interdisciplinary and highly-collaborative faculty of the HIHG aims to discover the genetic influences on human health and apply this knowledge to the practice of medicine through improved diagnostics, treatments, and medications. The faculty has a unique track-record identifying genetic risk factors for more than 60 diseases combined with currently available funding of more than $34 million from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Ongoing projects include large-scale genomics datasets including genome wide association and next generation sequencing data as well as participation in international research consortia. Applicants should have experience in epidemiology, computational genetics, and/or statistics. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary team is expected. The Hussman Institute for Human Genomics is located in the highly diverse and fast-growing metropolitan area of South Florida with spectacular outdoor recreational opportunities. We offer competitive post-doctoral salaries and benefits.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email Curriculum Vitae and list of three references to hihginfo@med.miami.edu with “genetic epidemiology post-doctoral position” in the subject line.

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Also, applicants are required to apply online at http://careers.med.miami.edu. Under “Department”, select “John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics”.

Or Mail To:
Genetic Epidemiology Post-doctoral Fellowship Search Committee
c/o Andrea Pace
John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
1501 NW 10th Avenue, BRB-314 (M860)
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida 33136

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Postdoctoral Associate in statistical and population genetic aspects of Parkinson Disease (PD)

The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work on the statistical and population genetic aspects of Parkinson Disease (PD), as part of the multidisciplinary Morris K. Udall Parkinson Disease Research Center of Excellence, led by Jeffery M. Vance, M.D., Ph.D. (PI). The Udall Center is comprised of a team of molecular geneticists, neurobiologists, neurologists, bioinformaticians, and statistical and genetic epidemiologists who work together on studies related to PD. The qualified candidate will be working on research directed towards identifying genes and the mechanisms that they influence to increase the risk of PD.

Ph.D. required. Experience in statistical genetics, statistics, genetic epidemiology, or bioinformatics preferred. The ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team is expected. Any appropriate combination of education, certifications, and/or relevant work experience will be considered.

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Also, applicants are required to apply online at http://careers.med.miami.edu. Under “Department”, select “John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics”.

Or Mail To:
Gary Beecham, Ph.D.
1501 NW 10th Avenue, BRB-314 (M860)
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida 33136

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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Genetic Epidemiology for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Study

The Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (hihg.med.miami.edu) is seeking post-doctoral fellows interested in joining our cutting-edge research team. We are offering fellowships in genetic epidemiology for our age-related macular degeneration (AMD) study.

We are seeking applicants for a large AMD genomics project encompassing genome wide association data and next generation sequencing data. This project involves the opportunity to participate in the AMD Consortium. Applicants for the genetic epidemiology position should have experience in one or more of the following areas: epidemiology, genetics, and/or statistics. The ability to work in an interdisciplinary team is expected. We offer competitive post-doctoral salaries and benefits.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to email Curriculum Vitae and list of three references to hihginfo@med.miami.edu, attention: Dr. Margaret Pericak-Vance (AMD).

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Also, applicants are required to apply online at http://careers.med.miami.edu. Under “Department”, select “John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics”.

Mail Applications To:
Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.
c/o Carrie Ann Perez
1501 NW 10th Avenue, BRB-314 (M860)
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida 33136
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