- University of Colorado Boulder
- Location: Boulder, CO
- Job Number: 7059868
- Posting Date: Aug 29, 2019
- Application Deadline: Oct 29, 2019
Job DescriptionWe are recruiting highly motivated late stage graduate students or Post - Doctoral researchers with experience in programming, statistics, and/or genetics to help us develop methods to elucidate the genetic architecture of complex traits using genome-wide data. This NIH funded work is being conducted at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG), University of Colorado Boulder (PI Matthew Keller) in collaboration with Peter Visscher and Jian Yang at the University of Queensland, Australia.
We are developing new methods using imputed SNPs and sequences in large datasets to gain traction on the importance of rare vs. common variants, genetic heterogeneity, the importance of familial environmental effects, and the degree of non-additive genetic variation underlying complex traits (for relevant publications, visit www.matthewckeller.com).
Interested candidates may contact email@example.com for questions about the position (please attach updated CV).
Who We Are
The Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG) is an organized research unit of the University of Colorado Boulder Graduate School dedicated to conducting and facilitating research on the genetic and environmental bases of individual differences in behavior. There is a particular interest in the genetics of psychiatric, behavioral and neurologic disorders. IBG researchers make use of well-characterized longitudinal data arising from both family-based and population-based samples. Statistical and epidemiological approaches being used at IBG include twin/family studies, genome-wide association, GREML and LD-score regression, and the analysis of sequence data. Within IBG, Dr. Matthew C. Keller's lab uses methodological approaches of genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics that are primarily focused on understanding the genetic architecture underlying complex traits and disease.
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What We Require
PhD in a field related to psychiatric/statistical/behavioral genetics -OR- PhD in a quantitative/computational field.
Experience with the R statistical language and UNIX.
A record of scientific productivity.