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The ideal candidate for the Computational Genetics postdoc position would have skills in population genetics theory or gene mapping of complex traits. Some experience with computer programming such as PERL/Python/R and basic Unix/Linux skills are necessary. Experience with data wrangling of large-scale datasets either on local machines, compute clusters or cloud computing environment is necessary. If you have worked with non-human or model organisms but want to transition to translational human disease research, we encourage you to apply.
The projects currently open to enthusiastic and motivated candidates who thrive in a fast-paced environment are:
- Large agnostic gene hunting in familial and early onset bladder cancer and multiple myeloma.
- Family based gene discovery in the setting of one of the largest hereditary cancer genetics service.
- Methods development that bridge the gap between research and clinical applicability such as PathoMAN.