## Posting Summary:
The Ratan Lab at the University of Virginia seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the areas of Comparative Genomics, Statistics, and Bioinformatics to develop methods and study questions related to genome variation and genetic diversity.
The Ratan Lab is part of the Center for Public Health Genomics at University of Virginia. Our long-term goals are focused on integration of increasingly voluminous amounts of genotype and phenotype data to address interesting biological questions. We develop algorithms and software to analyze large-scale datasets to study genetic variation and its consequences on species health and survival. We are currently applying our methods to several projects including identification and understanding of how genomic changes contribute to the pathogenesis of the T-cell form of Large Granular Lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia, an effort to explore the genetic susceptibility of families to Autism and study of genetic diversity in several non-mammalian species. The selected candidate will be expected to participate in the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals, as well as on grant proposals to funding agencies. The candidate will be encouraged to choose his or her own research projects in the above-mentioned areas, with appropriate mentorship. More details about the lab and related publications can be found at http://cphg. virginia. edu/? page_id=3413 &preview; =true
Ph. D. degree in Statistics, Biological Sciences, Genetics/Genomics, Computer Science or a related field in hand by start date
Experience in at least one of the following: genomics; bioinformatics; high-throughput genome analyses; Python; R; C
Independence, creativity and good communication skills
Experience with object-oriented programming languages such as C++ and Python
Experience writing publications with a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals
Experience in genomics, if doctorate is in another field
To apply, visit https://jobs. virginia. edu and search on Posting Number 0614786. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter describing your previous research and future research plans (maximum 1 page), and contact information for three references. Applicant review will begin August 17, 2014, and the position will remain open until filled.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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## EO/AA Statement:
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No
*Organization (Position Organization):* 40530 MD-CPHG Ctr for Public Health Genomics
*Rank:* Research Associate
*Preferred EducationWhat level of education is preferred to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response
*Position Type:* Professional Research Staff
*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / ResumeCover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone
*Department:* Center for Public Health Genomics
*Academic Year for Position? (e. g. 2015):* 2015
*Employment Posting Category:* Professional Research Staff
*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=74063
*Working Title:* Research Associate
*Appointment Type:* Professional Research Staff
*Posting Date:* 08-07-2014
*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Candidate Profile
*Posting Number:* 0614786
*Required EducationWhat is the minimum level of formal education required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* No Response
*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled
*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No
*Tenure Status:* Tenure Ineligible, w/o Expectation of Continued Employment