Position DetailsPosting Number G/R23225P
Working Title Postdoctoral Researcher Department Franklin-Genetics About the University of Georgia
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About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website https: // www. genetics.uga.edu/ Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 01/04/2024 Posting Date 08/24/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EOO Statement
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Research projects: 1) utilizing ancient and modern DNA to study the evolution of metabolic genes and traits; 2) developing population genetics models to characterize gene-environment interactions in the evolution of human complex traits; 3) analyzing data from UK Biobank to empirically identify gene- environment interactions for human complex traits, especially the circulating levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The postdoc will perform literature reviews, project management, data analysis, manuscript writing, and presentations.
Percentage of time 80 Duties/Responsibilities
Administrative responsibilities: 1) supervision and training of graduate and undergraduate students; 2) assisting with the daily operations of the laboratory
Percentage of time 20Position Details
Position InformationClassification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD
FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary
The Ye lab at the University of Georgia is a Human Genetics lab with a special interest in Human Nutrition. We strive to identify genetic variants that make each one of us unique in our nutritional requirements and risks of metabolic diseases. We aim for a future of Personalized Nutrition. Our research employs computational and experimental methodologies from Evolutionary and Quantitative Genomics, Molecular Genetics, and Nutritional Sciences. We are searching for a postdoc to work at the interface of Population Genetics and Quantitative Genetics, to study the role of Gene-Environment Interactions in human evolution and human complex traits. The postdoc will perform both empirical data analysis (ancient and modern DNA; large biobanks) and theoretical modeling.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position
Ph.D. in a relevant filed. Prior experience in population genetics or quantitative genetics. Strong background in programming and statistics.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? Yes Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) YesContact Information
For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.
Recruitment Contact Name Dr. Kaixiong Ye Recruitment Contact Email [email protected] Recruitment Contact PhonePosting Specific Questions
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