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Position TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociateVacancy IDPDS002570DepartmentRenaissance Computing Inst - 637100Position TypePostdoctoral Scholar Posting Details

Salary RangeDependent on Qualifications and ExperienceFull-time/Part-timeFull TimeIf part-time, hours per weekFTE1.0Proposed Start Date12/02/2019Estimated Duration of Appointment12 MonthsPosting Open Date10/31/2019Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesWork LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition SummaryThe postdoctoral research associate will have the responsibility to advance a number of research projects, working in close collaboration with RENCI investigators. The individual is expected to have skills and experience in Genetics, Biomedical Health Sciences, and/or Data Science and is expected to contribute to the development and execution of research projects in these areas. Specifically, the individual will assist the RENCI investigator on the Obesity Hub, which attempts to discover novel obesity biology through a variety of techniques, including integration of multi-omics data with prior information into a knowledge graph upon which novel analytic approaches can be developed. The postdoctoral research associate will perform GWAS and -omics analysis, and develop methods to discover biological heterogeneity. Further, this individual will implement graph-analytic techniques to derive statistically-significant explanatory patterns from knowledge graphs containing integrated data and knowledge. The individual will also assist with preparing proposals and reports and disseminating research results through conferences and scholarly publications.

Educational RequirementsCandidate must possess a Ph.D. in genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, or a related field.

Qualifications and ExperienceThe ideal candidate will have experience in 1) conducting GWAS, especially in heterogeneous cohorts 2) graph databases, 3) Python (or other relevant programming languages), and 4) statistics and machine learning.

Equal Opportunity EmployerThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Department Contact Name and TitleJordan Todd, Sr. HR ConsultantDepartment Contact Telephone or Emailjltodd@email.unc.eduPostdoctoral Affairs Contact InformationIf you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Curriculum Vitae / Resume

Optional Documents
- Cover Letter
- List of References

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