Associate Specialist- Weiss Lab Department of Psychiatry University of California, San Francisco
The Weiss Lab in the Department of Psychiatry is seeking a specialist (statistical geneticist) in autism genetics lab for work with large human genetic datasets. The successful applicant will be hard-working, self-motivated, a creative trouble-shooter, and a good team member. Abundant opportunities to use emerging analytical approaches and to contribute to understanding the genetic basis and therapeutic potential for autism.
Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. in Genetics or related field with extensive knowledge of statistics or bioinformatics. • Interdisciplinary training in human genetics and autism/psychiatric genetics. • At least 5 years hands-on experience in genetic analysis, use of publicly available datasets, SNP and SNV analysis, and contribution to collaborative projects. • Experience with autism genetics research, including gene-environment and gene-sex interaction • Expertise in quantitative trait QC and analysis. • Expertise in genetic mapping, heritability estimation, and polygenic risk scores. • Proficiency in parsing SNP array and sequencing variant files. • Familiarity with statistical approaches and programs used for genetic analysis. • Excellent publication record in scientific journals.
Preferred Qualifications: • Genetics doctorate and 5 years postdoctoral experience or equivalent • Autism genetics • Post- graduate training in field
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status
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