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Statistical Genetics/Statistical Genomics, Department of Biostatistics
University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama
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Date Posted July 28, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mentor:  Hemant K. Tiwari, PhD, Professor, Department of Biostatistics.  Email: statgenetics@uab.edu

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accepting applications for a postdoctoral position in statistical genetics/genomics from people with strong backgrounds in statistics, mathematics, computations or other relevant quantitative skills who have a willingness to learn to apply these techniques to genetic/genomic studies. This is an excellent opportunity to expand one’s career into one of the most rapidly progressing and in-demand areas of scientific research. The postdoctoral position offers opportunities for advanced training and collaboration in the analysis of epigenetics/epigenomics, RNA-Seq, metabolomics, whole-genome sequencing, and microbiome.

The successful candidate will train with outstanding senior statistical geneticists with a track record in helping to develop academic, government, and industry careers in statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology. Criteria for selection include: a demonstrated research ability in statistics or a relevant scientific discipline, interest and (to a lesser degree) experience in project areas, strength in computation, proficiency in verbal and written communication, and a genuine commitment to methodological and cross-disciplinary research in quantitative genetics.

Starting dates are open and flexible. Appointments will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for another year depending on productivity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, but in all cases equals or exceeds the minimum NIH post-doctoral stipend.

The Application should consist of a brief letter of interest containing addresses and telephone number(s); names of three of references, a full CV, and a one-page statement of interest.


The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Genetics, Genomics, or related field.  Applicants should demonstrate past research productivity with preference given to candidates with experience in statistical genetics/statistical genomics.         

About the University:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) at UAB provides mentoring and career guidance. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB. The NCI-designated UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers. There is access to several outstanding interdisciplinary programs and core facilities. The Birmingham area provides a metropolitan lifestyle, excellent schools, comfortable climate, and low cost of living.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

For more information on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at UAB, visit the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or call (205) 934-8762. Or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

About our Postdoc office:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines, including dentistry, engineering, health professions, medicine, natural sciences and mathematics, public health, optometry, and social and behavioral sciences. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They may also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.

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