We are encouraging applications for highly motivated late-stage
graduate students or Post-Doctoral researchers with experience in
programming, statistics, and/or genetics to help us develop methods
to elucidate the genetic architecture of complex traits using
genome-wide data. This NIH-funded work is being conducted at the
Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG), University of Colorado
Boulder (PI Matthew Keller) in collaboration with Scott Vrieze at
the University of Minnesota.
We are developing new methods using imputed SNPs and sequences
in large datasets to gain traction on the importance of rare vs
common variants, genetic heterogeneity, the importance of familial
environmental effects, and the degree of non-additive genetic
variation underlying complex traits (for relevant publications,
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG) is an organized
research unit of the University of Colorado Boulder Graduate School
dedicated to conducting and facilitating research on the genetic
and environmental bases of individual differences in behavior.
There is a particular interest in the genetics of psychiatric,
behavioral and neurological disorders. IBG researchers make use of
well characterized longitudinal data arising from both family-based
and population based samples. Statistical and epidemiological
approaches being used at IBG include twin/family studies,
genome-wide association, GREML and LD-score regression, and the
analysis of sequence data. Within IBG, Dr. Matthew C. Keller's lab
uses methodological approaches of genetic epidemiology and
statistical genetics that are primarily focused on understanding
the genetic architecture underlying complex traits and disease.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
* Collaborating with Dr. Matthew C Keller on scientific projects
regarding estimation of the genetic architecture of traits. *
Taking lead on scientific projects and seeing them through to
publication as the first author. * Designing, testing via
simulation, and deploying novel methods on large genome-wide
datasets. * Writing and running scripts in a high-performance
What You Should Know
The position is open for a 2+ year postdoctoral fellowship to be
filled in Summer 2021 or after.
What We Can Offer
$65,000 to $67,000 based on experience.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including
medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO
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What We Require
* PhD in a field related to psychiatric/statistical/behavioral
genetics -OR- PhD in a quantitative/computational field. *
Experience with the R statistical language and UNIX. * A record of
What We Would Like You To Have
The ideal candidate will have experience working with large
whole-genome datasets, have a working knowledge of some of the
standard packages in the field (e.g. VCFtools, PLINK, GCTA, OpenMx,
etc), and have experience in testing novel models using simulation
To apply, please submit the following materials:
* Resume/CV * Cover Letter * List of three (3) references * One
(1) Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue
until the position is filled.
Interested candidates may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for
questions about the position (please attach updated CV).
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Matthew C. Keller
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