The Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California invites applications for Research Associate position in integrative genomics and network biology. The selected candidates are expected to participate in research activities including study design, data analyses, manuscript preparation for peer-reviewed scientific journals. The aim of this work is to discover environmental, genetic, and molecular determinants of asthma symptom control. The PM Department has leading research groups in environmental epidemiology and biostatistics, with active and well-funded programs in chronic disease epidemiology, environmental health, cancer epidemiology and integrative genomics. Research associates will have the opportunity for professional development through the many ongoing research and scholarly programs at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in computational biology, or other related scientific fields (e.g., statistics/biostatistics, machine learning, data science, systems biology, etc.) and a strong quantitative background with training in statistics, and prior experience analyzing high-dimensional multiscale data (e.g. transcriptome, epigenome, etc.). Applicants are sought with a particular interest in developing and applying network methods for transcriptomics of asthma symptom control in the context of environmental exposures.
Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorateMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.
Internal Number: REQ20084548
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