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Fwd: [d-ssc] Research Biostatistician / Post-doctoral Fellow - Statistical Genetics - University of Toronto


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From: Shelley Bull <bull@mshri.on.ca>
Date: June 2, 2010 2:33:47 PM PDT (CA)
Subject: [d-ssc] Research Biostatistician / Post-doctoral Fellow - Statistical Genetics - University of Toronto

The Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital,
Prosserman Centre for Health Research,
and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, 
University of Toronto 

invites applications for:

Research Biostatistician / Post-doctoral Fellow - Statistical Genetics
Applications are invited for a position at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, supported by a research grant from Canadian Institutes for Health Research for the development of genetic epidemiologic methods.  The position is with the project "Design and analysis of genomewide studies of complex diseases and traits" (Principal Investigators SB Bull, L Sun, R Craiu) and involves the development, application, and evaluation of innovative statistical methods for the analysis of genetic marker data in the context of complex human disease.
Applicants should have a Ph.D., or M.Sc. with relevant experience in a team-based multi-disciplinary research setting. The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials in statistics, as well as the ability to work with other statisticians and graduate students. The position requires creative participation in methods development and independent application of sound analytic approaches. Candidates with knowledge of and experience with statistical genetic analysis, genome-wide association data, and modern statistical techniques are preferred.  Evidence of prior research productivity is an asset.  Statistical programming skills are essential.
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and/or implementing the methods being developed, for conducting simulation studies to evaluate them, and for developing application software for genome-wide studies of complex disease and quantitative traits, including a component to assist with the design of subsequent fine-mapping, replication, or sequencing studies.
The Institute is one of Canada's leading biomedical research institutions. Located in downtown Toronto, it offers a stimulating research environment, competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. The Institute fosters and encourages problem-based, collaborative and multi-disciplinary research. Current research in the Prosserman Centre for Health Research includes the development of biostatistical and statistical-genetic methodology, and molecular- and genetic-epidemiological investigations of cancer and diabetes. Together with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health of the University of Toronto and neighbouring Research Institutes, the Centre is home to an active research group in genetic statistics with a weekly seminar series and journal club.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified and the position is filled.
To apply, send your curriculum vitae, an outline of your background and research interests, copies of graduate transcripts and relevant publications, and the names of three references to:
Dr. SB Bull,  Prosserman Centre for Health Research, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute,
60 Murray Street, Box #18, Toronto, Ontario M5T-3L9
fax: (416) 586-8404, email: bull@lunenfeld.ca

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