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Fwd: [d-ssc] Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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From: Wei Xu <wxu@uhnres.utoronto.ca>
Date: November 15, 2011 1:15:33 PM PST
Subject: [d-ssc] Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dear d-ssc readers,

Please find the following advertisement for a postdoctoral position at University of Toronto. Please advertise to any friends and colleagues that you feel may be interested.

Postdoctoral Position in Statistical Genetics, Metagenomics and Human Microbiome


Applications are invited for postdoctoral scholar positions in Dr. Wei Xu and Dr. Andrew Paterson’s human genetics research study in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

A suitable applicant will hold a Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics. Candidates with Ph.D. in Genetics, Computational Biology or other related areas who have substantial statistical and computational expertise are also encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate outstanding potential for interdisciplinary quantitative research.
Initial appointment would be for two year, with the option to renew for up to three years. Positions are available immediately.

The research will focus on:

(1) Statistical methodology for the analysis of metagenomics data, with a particular emphasis on human-associated microbial communities in Crohn’s disease.

(2) Statistical model to integrate microbiome data with genome-wide association studies of the first degree relative of Crohn’s disease subjects.

(3) Computational analysis to assess the relationship between selected physiological and environmental factors and the relative abundance of frequent microbial species. These factors include intestinal permeability, anti-microbial serology, diet and environmental risk factors.

Please submit a brief statement of interest, CV, contact information for at least 3 references, and one sample publication by email to Dr. Wei Xu (wxu@uhnres.utoronto.ca) and Dr. Andrew Paterson (andrew.paterson@utoronto.ca).

Dr. Wei Xu
Department of Biostatistics
10-512, Princess Margaret Hospital
610 University Ave. Toronto, On, Canada, M5G 2M9
Tel: (416)946-4501 x4497 Fax: (416)946-2154.

Dr. Andrew Paterson
Genetics & Genomic Biology
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8
Tel: (416)813-6994; Fax: (416)813-2150

Applications from minority and female candidates are especially encouraged.

Wei Xu, Ph.D., P.Stat.
Senior Biostatistician/Affiliate Scientist, OCI/PMH
Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
10-512, Princess Margaret Hospital
610 University Ave. Toronto, On, M5G 2M9
Tel: (416)946-4501 x4497 Fax: (416)946-2154

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