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We are seeking for applicants for the Statistical Genetic Analyst II position at the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute. The Ng lab focus on studies of the genetic architecture of cardiometabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, diabetic nephropathy, obesity and cardiovascular diseases, and have particular interest in admixed population of African ancestry. We collaborate extensively with national and international consortia. Projects include genome-wide associations, whole exome/genome sequencing, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions, and metabolomics studies.
Collaborate as a member of a research team on the design of a research project.
Provide statistical genetic expertise in the design of research projects, focusing on fundamental issues including specification of hypotheses and basic study design.
Assist the research team in the design of methods to collect information, including the design of questionnaires and other data collection instruments, following the study design developed for the research program.
Participate in the development of operations and procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of data.
Assist in preparing preliminary plan for analysis of a research study; present such plans to the research team, and prepare final analysis plans based on team input.
Collaborate as a member of a research team on the implementation and analysis of a research project.
Implement planned analysis, including data verification and data correction as necessary, using one or more systems of computer hardware and statistical genetic analysis software for the management and analysis of data.
May assign and direct the work of technical staff engaged in the collection or analysis of statistical data
Manipulate standard data formats to create input and output formats for statistical genetic analysis software.
Assist in the publication of research projects.
Participate in the preparation of written reports and oral presentations summarizing data analysis results, including detailed description of statistical genetic methods, detailed analysis of results, and synthesis of conclusions from summary tables.
The successful candidate will have opportunity to work on large-scale consortium datasets, and the EHR-linked Vanderbilt Biobank (BioVU) and the Million Veteran Program (MVP). He/she will work in a team environment with supervision. He/she will apply existing genetics and statistical tool and/or develop new methods such as machine learning to analyze data from these studies. He/she will provide statistical expertise in study design, manage databases, prepare and implement analysis plan, summarize and present results for written reports and oral presentations, and assist in manuscript and grant writing.
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