Postdoctoral Biostatistics Scholar, UC San Diego

Employer
UC San Diego (Neurosciences/Family Medicine & Public Health)
Location
La Jolla, California
Salary
commensurate with experience
Posted
Mar 02, 2020
Closes
Apr 01, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Steve Edland, PhD, who has a joint appointment in the UC San Diego Department of Neurosciences and the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, and conducts research with colleagues at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He is a biostatistician and clinical trialist with over 25 years of experience supporting clinical, bench, and epidemiologic research studies of aging and neurodegenerative disease, as statistician and manager of the University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) Biostatistics Core from 1990 to 1999, and as founding Director of the Biostatistics Core of the Mayo Clinic ADRC from 2001-2005. Prof. Edland has directed the Biostatistics Core of the UC San Diego ADRC for the past 16 years. He has provided statistical support to a number of nationally recognized epidemiologic investigations of Alzheimer’s disease, including the Consortium the Establish a Registry of Alzheimer’s Disease, the first nationwide longitudinal cohort study of Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple other NIA program project Alzheimer’s disease model patient registries. For a complete list of Professor Edland’s published work, please refer to: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1LCE61CuJWXQW/bibliography/48037761/public/?sort= date&direction=ascending

The Postdoctoral Biostatistics Scholar will assist with Prof. Edland’s research in Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroepidemiology – the epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). The successful candidate will assist Prof. Edland with the development and application of statistical methods for high dimensional data, including EWAS, GWAS, GWS, and longitudinal exposure and phenotypic data. Potential applications are for neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The ideal applicant is a creative researcher with strong quantitative skills, who is eager to participate on an interdisciplinary team to advance the knowledge of Alzheimer's Disease Neuroepidemiology and/or quantitative methods to improve research in the field.  This is a 12-month appointment with continuation possible but not guaranteed. 



Requirements include excellent writing and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to organize, analyze, interpret, evaluate, and present research findings in a variety of formats, such as manuscripts and grant proposals. The ideal candidate is an early career researcher in a field related to Aging or Neuroscience.  Additional requirements include:

  • A Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, or a related quantitative field
  • Programming experience in R or its equivalent
  • Quantitative research experience in a related field.

 

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