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Biostatistician

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Center for Public Health Genomics at the University of Virginia is seeking a biostatistician / statistical geneticist to work with faculty members and work on collaborative efforts at the cutting edge of human genetics and genomics research.

Duties & Responsibilities: The successful candidate will join a collegial and productive research team focused on the statistical analysis of human genetic studies. Analytical responsibilities will include genetic association analysis of common and rare disease variants. Collaborative efforts will include an emphasis on post-GWAS studies including whole genome sequence analysis, targeted analysis of candidate genes, and integrative analysis of genomic and transcriptomic data in studies of cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes and pulmonary diseases.

Position Qualifications: Necessary qualifications for the position include a Master's or higher degree in Biostatistics, Genetics, Epidemiology, or a related field; knowledge of statistics and genetics; experience with statistical software (R, Splus or Matlab); a strong work ethic; the ability to work independently combined with willingness to work in a highly interactive and collegial group; and excellent written and oral communication skills. Desired qualifications include experience working with large-scale multi-center studies; working knowledge of existing tools for genetic analysis and data management; C, C++, and/or Perl programming skills; and experience working in a Unix / Linux environment.

To apply please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, and search for "R0017213". Complete the application and see below for documents to attach. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box.

Required Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

Please note multiple documents can be submitted in the CV/Resume Box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Keywords: University of Virginia, Charlottesville , Biostatistician, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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