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Job Title: Statistical Genetic Analyst II
Job Number: 1708542
Organization: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Posted: 8/28/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Nashville,  TN   
Position Description: Looking for a candidate with a Master’s degree in epidemiology or related field to work on genetic epidemiology studies in an academic research setting. The job entails analyzing large genetic data sets including electronic health record-linked DNA biobanks and cohort studies, as well as conducting reviews of de-identified medical records, with the goal of understanding how genetic variation impacts human health and disease. Required skills include an understanding of epidemiological and statistical methods and an ability to analyze and manipulate large data sets . Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to assist with manuscript development. At least one year of experience with working with large epidemiological data sets and the R or SAS statistical packages is preferred.

JOB SUMMARY: Independently and/or as member of a research team apply a variety of intermediate and advanced statistical genetic techniques and technical skills to promote the collection, analysis and interpretation of data arising from research studies in an academic research program.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaborate as a member of a research team on the design of a research project. Provide statistical genetic expertise in the design of research projects, focusing on fundamental issues including specification of hypotheses and basic study design. Assist the research team in the design of methods to collect information, including the design of questionnaires and other data collection instruments, following the study design developed for the research program. Participate in the development of operations and procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of data. Assist in preparing preliminary plan for analysis of a research study; present such plans to the research team, and prepare final analysis plans based on team input. Collaborate as a member of a research team on the implementation and analysis of a research project. Implement planned analysis, including data verification and data correction as necessary, using one or more systems of computer hardware and statistical genetic analysis software for the management and analysis of data. May assign and direct the work of technical staff engaged in the collection or analysis of statistical data Manipulate standard data formats to create input and output formats for statistical genetic analysis software. Assist in the publication of research projects. Participate in the preparation of written reports and oral presentations summarizing data analysis results, including detailed description of statistical genetic methods, detailed analysis of results, and synthesis of conclusions from summary tables.

Qualifications: Master's Degree and < 1 year experience

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Closing Date: 11/28/2017
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Contact Name: Jonathan Mosley,  Statistical Genetic Analyst II
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United States
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How to Apply: Apply through above website.

Additional Information: Apply in the next two weeks for optimal consideration.

Web Site Delete Date: 11/28/2017