The Institute for Health Innovation’s Healthy Nevada Project in Reno, NV is searching for Postdoctoral Fellows specializing in Human Genetics to join the research team located at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada. The Healthy Nevada Project focuses on finding associations between an extensive Electronic Medical Record database and a growing population of sequenced participants using the Helix Exome+ platform. There are two open positions broadly focused on: 1) examining relationships between genotype and phenotype in the Healthy Nevada population; 2) identifying Gene X Environment interactions as part of a newly funded NIH R01 project to examine genetic effects and environmental carcinogens with cancer.
Successful candidates will use and develop statistical genetics tools and develop techniques to examine human genotypes and phenotypes to generate focused hypotheses driving the identification of disease targets. The postdoctoral fellows will collaborate with a team of computational molecular biologists and clinical data scientists, clinicians and physicians to study medical and sequencing data to uncover links to and regulation of diseases relevant to Northern Nevada.
This position will be responsible for supporting high-level genomics and phenomics research and publications.
Ph.D. in bioinformatics, molecular biology, biochemistry, computer science, or related fields from and accredited institution.
Minimum three years of experience with genomic data or electronic medical data.
Proven research experience and publication records
Genetics/genomics data analysis: GWAS, Whole Genome/Exome Studies, WGES, PheWAS
Knowledge and experience with gene-collapsing methods
Strong R programming skills
Well-versed in Unix/Linux environments and shell scripting
Experience using bioinformatics tools and databases: PLINK, PSEQ, IMPUTE2, BEAGLE, UCSC Genome Browser, dbSNP, UK Biobank
Python and/or Perl experience
Additional Salary Information: Compensation/Benefits
Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications, with continued appointment (assessed annually for up to a maximum of two years) being dependent upon performance and availability of funding. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in program development and reporting. This position is eligible for benefits and relocation; see Postdoctoral Fellow benefits summary for an overview: http://www.dri.edu/careers/employee-benefits.
Internal Number: R0118752
About Desert Research Institute
DRI is a recognized world leader in investigating the effects of natural and human-induced environmental change and advancing technologies aimed at assessing a changing planet. For 60 years, DRI research faculty, students, and staff have applied scientific understanding to support the effective management of natural resources while meeting Nevada's needs for economic diversification and science-based educational opportunities. With more than 400 employees and two main campuses in Reno and Las Vegas, DRI is one of eight institutions in the Nevada System of Higher Education.