Job Duties/Responsibilities: Duties include working on a large-scale genome-wide association study and whole genome sequencing analyses of psychopathology and addiction.
50% Conduct analysis of behavioral genetic data (e.g., GWAS, twin/adoption studies)
25% Manuscript preparations for peer-reviewed journals, including writing, editing, making figures, proofing and revisions
25% Discuss and plan new avenues of investigation. Assist in drafting proposals to procure research funding as needed.
Anticipated starting date is flexible. Initial appointment will be for 12 months but is renewable annually up to a maximum of three years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding
Ph.D. in field related to statistical genetics or behavior genetics (e.g., Psychology, Biostatistics, Computation Biology), to be completed by the start of employment. Candidates should be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota by the start date.
Experience with genetic studies of behavior.
Experience conducting genetic association study meta-analysis of complex traits and disease for common and rare variants.
Ph.D. in relevant field and with background in statistical or psychiatric genetics
Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated by scientific publications
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Proven ability to problem solve and excellent interpersonal skills
Internal Number: 339320
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