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.
- 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
- Genetics doctorate and 5 years postdoctoral experience or equivalent
- Autism genetics
- Post-graduate training in field
Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03278.