Postdoctoral fellow, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane (Australia)

photoThe Translation Neurogenomics Group focuses on genetic association studies of mental health traits, including schizophrenia, substance use disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders. By researching a wide variety of symptoms that are typical of patients with a particular psychiatric condition, we can use newly developed statistical methods to discover associations between the condition and genetic variants.

The role:

In this role you will: conduct genetic association studies of mental health traits, including schizophrenia, substance use disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders, using large scaled GWAS and exome-chip data sets; use statistical approaches for the functional interpretation of genetic findings using eQTL and mQTL mapping; and develop analytic, writing and other research skills. You will have the opportunity to work on large-scale genetic data-sets allowing you to publish in high-impact journals. The Fellow will be mentored to facilitate transition to independent research careers by emphasizing acquisition of analytic, writing and other research skills.

The applicant:

The successful applicant will possess a PhD (or close to obtaining such a degree) in Statistics/Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, genetic epidemiology, or other relevant discipline with a strong quantitative research background; excellent communication and organisational skills; and good attention to detail. Preference will be given to applicants with a very good publication record relative to opportunity.

In your application, describe your research interests and indicate your level of competence in statistics, computing/programming and in biology/genetics.

Salary: Salary range is $76,615 – $82,202 per annum.
This is a full time appointment for 3 years
To Apply: Submit an online application at:

http://www.qimrberghofer.edu.au/careers/positions-vacant/

Further Information: Contact: Professor Eske Derks, Eske.Derks@qimrberghofer.edu.au
Closing Date: Midnight AEST 21 February 2017