The University of Connecticut Center on Aging is developing an ambitious program studying genetic, transcriptomic and epigenetic factors in aging and age-related conditions, in collaboration with the co-sited Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. We are recruiting an epidemiologist or biostatistician to engage in both methodological and collaborative research in the analysis and integration of high dimensional genetics and genomics data. We aim to elucidate the role of genomic and environmental markers in the development of age-related conditions, primarily in humans. You will have opportunities to participate in large collaborative genomic epidemiologic studies, plus more focused local studies using pioneering genomics approaches.
The Melzer/Kuchel genomic epidemiology of aging research group at UCHC Center on Aging work closely with the co-sited Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT and partners internationally. The appointee will also work in close collaboration with Professor Melzer’s research team at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, which has an established program of similar work.
Applicants should have Ph.D. or equivalent advanced degree in statistics or biostatistics or other quantitative areas. Strong theoretical, computational, and communication skills are desired. In particular, a successful candidate should be able to write efficient programs in, for example, R and/or C. The position is available immediately and for up to three years.
For more information on the research program and to apply please email resume and cover letter to: