Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate | University of Southern California (USC) Job at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA

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  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • Los Angeles, CA

Job Description

A postdoctoral research position in statistical and population genetics is available at the USC Center for Genetic Epidemiology. The postdoctoral fellow will work directly with Dr. Arun Durvasula on the statistical analysis of genetic and biobank data. See the lab website for more details:

The position duration is a minimum of two years, renewed annually, and is extendable upon performance. We offer a competitive salary starting above the NIH postdoc baseline ( $70,000) and are open to flexible start dates, but preference will be given to candidates who can begin immediately. Outstanding candidates will have the opportunity to advance to staff scientist or faculty position in the Center for Genetic Epidemiology at USC. Visa sponsorship is available and international applicants are welcomed.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent qualification) in genetics, epidemiology, biostatistics, computer science, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field. Proficiency in one or more programming languages (e.g. R, python, etc.) is required and proficiency in a Unix-based computing environment is preferred.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Durvasula at arun.durvasula@med.usc.edu . Applicants are also encouraged to reach out for any inquiries.

The annual base salary range for this position is $70,000-$72,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidates work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Minimum Education:Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous five yearsMinimum Experience:0-1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise:Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.

About University of Southern California (USC)

USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.

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Job Tags

Work experience placement, Local area, Immediate start, Visa sponsorship, Flexible hours,

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