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Research Fellow (statistical genetics) - Cardiovascular Diseases Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Cardiovascular Diseases
Specialty: Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: A postdoctoral position is available for eligible candidates with training in statistical genetics, computational genomics and statistics. Our laboratory focuses on genomic studies of cardiovascular traits and implementation of genomics into clinical practice. The approaches we use include 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, pharmacogenomic profiling from NGS data, RNA sequencing, expression profiling and phenomics. Our laboratory is part of a large-scale translational genomics initiative, the eMERGE network (http://www.gwas.net) established by the National Human Genome Research Institute to enable the application of genomic medicine in clinical setting. The candidate should be able to analyze data resulting from these approaches and have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or statistical genetics. The candidate is expected to gain cross-disciplinary training in ‘clinomics’, genetic epidemiology and translational bioinformatics.

Responsibilities: A Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in research. Individuals will train in the research program of a Mayo Clinic principal investigator. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national research grants. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors, Specialists, and Student Interns sponsored by Mayo Clinic. 800146; J2WRTP

Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic 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).


Additional Qualifications:

We are encouraging applicants with PhD in statistical genetics, biostatistics, or related disciplines to apply for the position. Applicants must have experience in population-scale genomic data analysis using statistical genetics software packages (PLINK, GenAbel etc), NGS data analysis tools (short-read aligners, GATK, annotation pipelines) and statistical analysis using R/SAS. Experience in programming (Java / C++), database management (MySQL) and a scripting language (Perl/Python) and deploying computational genomic pipelines on Linux based cluster environments (PBS, SGE or OGE) is desirable.

Recruiter: Kara Schott

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

Site Description: Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Number: 66915BR

Date: Jan 7, 2017


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