Postdoctoral Opportunities

Postdoctoral Opportunities in Statistical Genetics

October 3, 2022: A post-doctoral position is available in the
statistical genetics research group of Dr. Alkes Price, a faculty
member at the Harvard School of Public Health. The fellow will work
closely with Dr. Price, with other quantitative Ph.D’s in his group,
and with collaborators at HSPH, HMS and The Broad Institute. Questions
that we aim to answer include: (1) What is the contribution of
different functional classes of genetic variation to the heritability
of quantitative and case-control traits, and how does this inform
disease association and polygenic prediction methods; (2) How do
common and rare variants contribute to the architecture of complex
traits, accounting for the impact of negative selection, and how does
this inform strategies for disease mapping and polygenic prediction
using whole-genome sequencing data; and (3) Which statistical
approaches provide maximum power to identify disease genes and predict
disease risk in diverse populations.

Qualifications:

Exceedingly strong quantitative research background; practical
experience working with large real-world genetic data sets, developing
new methods, and producing high-quality published work. Preference
will be given to candidates with degrees in computer science or other
quantitative fields.

Additional Information:

Please submit a brief statement of interest, CV, contact information
for at least 3 references, and two sample publications by email to
Alkes Price, aprice@hsph.harvard.edu.