Postdoctoral position in statistics/statistical genetics at the University
of Lausanne (Switzerland):
A one to two year postdoctoral position is available to study data from
several whole genome association studies. These include a large
(N>6000) local population-based study in Caucasians, plus several
studies shared with international consortia. The data include
multiple phenotypes with complex genetic and environmental
determinants, and high density SNP genotyping data.
Topics for study include identifying multiple gene effects, gene-gene
and gene-environment interactions, population stratification and
multiple testing issues.
Candidates should have a strong background in modern statistical
methods, and should also have programming skills in R, C, C++ or a
similar language. Previous experience with large scale genetic
association studies is desirable but not essential. We encourage
applications from candidates with more general statistical
training, and who are interested in applying their skills to large
scale genetics problems.
Candidates should have, or expect to acquire soon, a PhD in a relevant
The successful applicant will be based at the University of Lausanne,
working in a multidisciplinary team with great strength in the
genetics of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Lausanne is a
beautiful lakeside city in Switzerland, near the Alps.
Salary will be in the range 60,000 - 80,000 CHF per annum, according
to experience and qualifications. The start date should be in January
2008 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates should already be
authorized to work in Switzerland or the EU. Send CV to:
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