The Biomedical Genetics division at Boston University School of Medicine is seeking a researcher to participate in ongoing and new projects aimed at understanding the genetic basis of Alzheimer disease and development of schema that incorporate genetic information in translational research and precision medicine approaches for the disorder. This position will include analysis of high throughput data (genome wide association and exome chip arrays, and genome/exome/RNA sequencing) for several multi-center projects including the Alzheimer Disease Genetics Consortium and the national Alzheimer Disease Sequencing Project, as well as local multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on function and endophenotypes.
The research environment is enhanced by state-of-the-art computing facilities including the Massachusetts Green High Performing Computer Cluster (http://www.mghpcc.org/), a highly interactive group including several faculty-level genetic epidemiologists and bioinformaticians, strong statistical genetics and bioinformatics training programs, a University-wide Statistical Genetics Working Group, and a molecular genetics core facility within the Biomedical Genetics division enabling genetics research in large populations.
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.
Postdoctoral applicants should have completed or be in the process of completing a PhD or equivalent. Preferred fields of study and training include Genetic Epidemiology, Biostatistics/Statistics, Bioinformatics, Human Genetics, and Applied Mathematics. Programming skills in R (or other programming and statistical software) as well as experience with large datasets is strongly desired.
About Boston University School of Medicine
Boston University (BU), a private university established in 1869, has 17 Schools and Colleges occupying 134 acres along the Charles River (Charles River campus) and in the historic Boston South End (Medical campus). BU has more than 4,000 faculty and 34,000 students who enrolled in 300+ programs of study. The BU Medical Campus (BUMC) houses the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry & Public Health and is nestled in a larger area including the Boston Medical Center (BU's teaching hospital which serves residents of Boston and many surrounding communities across eastern Massachusetts). Current research grant and contract awards total $487M and and additional $116M for research conducted by BU faculty within the Boston Medical Center. Boston University School of Medicine is ranked 29 for research by the U.S. News & World Report among 124 medical schools nationwide.