Postdoctoral Associate in Genetic Epidemiology

University Information

The Ohio State University is a large, primarily residential, public research university in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State University college of medicine is nationally recognized as top institution in both education and research.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a postdoctoral associate with strong genetic epidemiology/statistical geneitcs skills to join our lab. Our mission is to advance the understanding of the genetic architecture of complex human diseases and traits and to improve our ability to predict disease, target disease prevention in high-risk individuals, and tailor treatment based on individual genomic differences.

The postdoctoral associate will work on large-scale genetic data analysis, genetic risk prediction, and implementation of methods utilizing machine learning for complex human diseases, such as glaucoma and Alzheimer’s. The candidate will have the opportunity to take the lead on research projects, write manuscripts as the first author and a co-author, and present the research results at international conferences.

Position Qualifications

The position requires a minimum of a Ph.D. degree in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or a closely aligned quantitative area. Candidate is expected to have strong programming skills and excellent written communication skills, as well as proficiency in Unix/Linux system.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send the following items: 1) Curriculum Vitae; 2) Contact information for three references to: 

X. Raymond Gao, PhD 

Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Department of Biomedical Informatics

Division of Human Genetics

Affiliated Faculty, Translational Data Analytics Institute

The Ohio State University

915 Olentangy River Rd., Rm. 5060L

Columbus, OH, 43212

Email: [email protected]