University of Massachusetts Medical School, Ophthalmology

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Position ID:University of Massachusetts Medical School-Ophthalmology-PROFAST [#15194]
Position Title: Statistical Geneticist/Genetic Epidemiologist -Ophthalmology
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Worcester, MA 01605, United States
Subject Area: Ophthalmology / Statistical Geneticist/Genetic Epidemiologist
Appl Deadline: (posted 2019/10/21, listed until 2020/07/31)
Position Description:    

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, is seeking a faculty member at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level with primary responsibility to participate in statistical genetic research and genetic epidemiology studies within the Medical School. The appointment would be in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, which has a substantial research portfolio that requires faculty-level involvement to apply the appropriate statistical and epidemiologic approaches to fully utilize genetic data in the area of familial inheritance of macular degeneration and other retinal conditions. Applicants with interest and experience in statistical genetic or genetic epidemiologic research, as well as personal research interests in methodology related to statistical genetics, are encouraged to apply. Faculty applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in quantitative genetic-epidemiology, statistical genetics, systems biology, molecular biology, computational biology or a related field. Excellent communication skills and ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team are essential. The faculty member will direct analyses of next generation genotyping and sequencing data, meta-analyses, and genetic-epidemiologic analyses in ophthalmology. These analyses will focus on large-scale data and discovery of associations between common and rare genetic variants and human disease, as well as associations between genes and phenotypes or progression of disease and response to treatments. UMass Worcester is in central Massachusetts, a 67-acre integrated health science facility and freestanding university-based academic health science campus that includes the Medical School, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Graduate School of Nursing, as well as the UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest not-for-profit health care delivery system in central Massachusetts. You will have access to award winning faculty (including Nobel Prize), the latest technology, research and clinical trials, and a wide range of services including cutting edge technologies, high-end instrumentation, translational and clinical research. In addition to the fully equipped medical centers, our system also includes behavioral health programs and community-based physician practices. Centrally located, Worcester is just miles from Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod with a short ride to the scenic Berkshire and Wachusett Mountains. The diverse city of Worcester has nine colleges and universities including the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As the second largest city in New England, it has powered a rise of booming technology, research, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, educational experience, and contact information for three references to: Inquiries, but not application materials, may be directed to: Johanna Seddon, MD Professor and Director of Retina & Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences University of Massachusetts Medical School UMass Memorial Medical Center Interested applicants may also find out further details about the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at . UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

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