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Subject: Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Statistical Genetics - Toronto
Date: 20 September, 2013 1:20:01 PM PDT
To: SSC Discussion <d-ssc@ssc.ca>, SSC Biostats <ssc-biostat@sfu.ca>

Dear colleagues:

We have an opportunity for a PDF in our group and would
appreciate you bringing this advertisement to the attention
of any one who might be interested in it.

Sincerely,

Karen Kopciuk


Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Statistical Genetics
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Our research group has an exciting opportunity for a Post-doctoral Fellow
(PDF) to undertake training and research opportunities in statistical
genetics. The research focus involves developing and extending multi-state
models to incorporate disease interventions that impact genetic risks in
families who harbour major cancer-causing genes. This individual will be
responsible for developing aspects of the multi-state model theory, and
creating the associated statistical program code. Preparation of
manuscripts and presentations is also expected.

This Post-Doctoral Fellowship will be located at the Samuel Lunenfeld
Research Institute in downtown Toronto, ON. Primary supervision will be by
Dr. Laurent Briollais, with additional supervision provided by Dr. Karen
Kopciuk (CancerControl Alberta, Calgary, AB) and Dr. Yun-Hee Choi
(The University of Western Ontario, London, ON).  The well-established
statistical genetics research community in Toronto is extensive, active
and collaborative. Substantial interaction with several affiliated
investigators, students and other trainees in Toronto occurs in the weekly
journal club meetings, numerous ongoing collaborations and frequent
visiting scientists.  This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to
develop a research strength in statistical genetics.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in statistics or biostatistics
(within past 2 years), with an extensive research background in survival
data methods or multi-state models. Strong programming skills,
particularly in the R language and machine languages like C++ or FORTRAN
are essential. Human genetic knowledge would be an asset but can be
acquired in this position. A keen interest in medical research
applications would be an advantage.


Applications – comprised of a current CV (including publications, graduate
courses taken), research statement and contact information for three
referees - should be sent to Dr. Laurent Briollais (laurent@lunenfeld.ca).
The position is available immediately and applications will be evaluated
on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.   This PDF position is
funded by a CIHR operating grant, with initial funding for one year and up
to an additional year based on acceptable performance. Benefits as well as
funding to attend and present at scientific conferences is also provided.

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Karen A. Kopciuk, Ph.D.
Research Scientist/Statistician
 Population Health Research,
   CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services
and Adjunct Associate Professor,
Departments of Oncology, & Mathematics and Statistics, University of Calgary

Temporary mailing address until Sept 15, 2013 (due to flooding)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Temporary phone: (403) 220 -2833 (HRIC)
e-mail: kakopciu@ucalgary.ca, Karen.Kopciuk@albertahealthservices.ca
website: www.epi-research.org