Postdoc Opportunity

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

– A Ph.D. degree in Statistical genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Biostatistics or related fields

– Experience with genome-wide association and pathways analyses

– Excellent programming skills in R

– Excellent skills in SAS or SPSS

– Experience with filemaker

– Experience with drafting high-quality manuscripts

– Fluent in spoken and written English

The team focuses on identifying genetic determinants of drug response in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The successful candidate will perform candidate-gene analyses, genetic risk score analyses and large-scale meta-analyses. He/she will work on already collected data, which include clinical outcome measures data of cognitive and executive functions, GWAS and medications data. The phenotypes of interest include mostly drug response assessed by longitudinal changes in cognitive function, progression from MCI to dementia and other quantitative endophenotypes of Alzheimer’s disease. This work will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Sophie Sokolow

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

To apply please send: a cover letter with your reasons for applying, your skills and interests; your CV; and contact information of at least three referees to pharmacology@sonnet.ucla.edu