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Post Doc in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Apply now Job no: 504076
Work type: Post Doc (Amherst Only)
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Union: Post Doc
Categories: Laboratory & Research, Postdoctoral Research Associate

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Description:

The postdoctoral research associate will focus on high-dimensional and complex data analysis for elucidating genome regulatory mechanisms. The postdoc will assist with completion of a multi-year, NIH-funded grant for developing and applying statistical and machine learning methods for the analysis of RNA structure, protein-RNA interaction, and post-transcriptional regulation. Other projects include but are not limited to modeling 3D genome organization and single cell dynamics in cells, diseases and health, and collaborations on large-scale first-hand dataset analysis.



  • Ph.D. degree in a quantitative field
  • Strong publication
  • Programming skills in Python, R, C/C++ or Matlab
  • Research experience in computational genomics is a plus


Additional Information:

  • Develop, implement, evaluate, and compare data analysis methods and algorithms
  • Interpret research results and generate testable hypotheses from data
  • Collaborate with bench scientists to test hypotheses and validate research results
  • Present research results and write manuscripts and progress reports
  • Typical Office Environment
  • M-F 40 hours per week


Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should apply by submitting their curriculum Vitae, and the names of three references.  Th application review process will begin January 10, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.  The earliest anticipated start date is February 1, 2020.


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