Postdoctoral fellow position available in Dr.Claire Simpson laboratory, Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics atthe University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN.
Our research laboratoryaims to undertake statistical, genetic, and epidemiological analyses ofdisorders of pregnancy in minority populations and LMIC settings. Research willbe focused on analysis of whole exome and whole genome sequence data, geneexpression and epigenetics and computer simulation studies to investigateproperties of novel and existing statistical methods for analyses of human andmouse genomic data.
Major duties andresponsibilities:
*Formal and informal training in statistics,genetic epidemiology, laboratory methods in genetics and other subjects as theybecome warranted.
*Development of skillsregarding collaboration and understanding cultural differences in internationalcollaborations and how to overcome obstacles that these may cause.
*Laboratory experiments,statistical analysis and reporting of findings including presentations to collaborators,presenting at national and international scientific conferences, writingjournal articles and book chapters, and invited talks.
*The fellow will assistto weekly lab meetings, department seminars, and to topic-related Universityseminars
*Overseeing, managing andcrisis-management of data and biospecimen collection for a biobank ofirreplaceable human samples, tracking and operation of the LaboratoryInformation Management System (LIMS) in Accra, Ghana and reports to the PIs ofthe study via conference calls and in-person meetings
*Coordination of research activities in Memphisand Accra, including minor supervision, training, and mentoring of students andjunior trainees. Any other related duties as they may arise.
Internal Number: 202088
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