Postdoctoral Researcher in genetic epidemiology, causal inference, and data science
- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- Location: New York, NY
- Job Number: 7099480
- Posting Date: May 5, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Description: We are looking for an ambitious and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a PhD in statistical genetics, applied biostatistics, or genetic epidemiology. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team to study (1) risk factors that predict the occurrence or recurrence of perinatal mental disorders, and (2) the effect of prenatal mental health on risk of psychiatric disorders in offspring.
Training: Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the projects, the successful applicant will have a primary mentor and mentorship committee matched based on areas of expertise and career interests. The postdoctoral researcher and the mentor will develop and maintain an Individual Development Plan (IDP). An IDP functions as a road map that identifies both professional development needs and career objectives. This includes developing a mentoring plan that assesses the needs and goals of each postdoctoral researcher based on background, interests and needs of each trainee, describes short- and long-term career objectives, and identifies professional development activities needed to reach them.
Requirements: The applicants will be assessed on their academic performance, personal aptitude, good collaborative skills, and the ability to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries. We are looking for a candidate who is determined and has high problem-solving analysis skills using quantitative methods.
- Ph.D. in statistical genetics, applied biostatistics, genetic epidemiology, or a relevant discipline
- Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Excellent programming skills in R
Additional desirable skills
- Advanced knowledge of statistical methods for medical register-based research
- Experience in conducting and organizing multidisciplinary research projects
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We offer a 2-year position, renewable up to 5 years, with a competitive salary and benefits package.