Associate Specialist (Weiss Lab)

The Weiss Lab in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 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

  • PhD 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

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