Senior Research Associate, Population and quantitative Health Sciences


The role of the person who fills this position will be to design and perform appropriate statistical analyses to studies of genomic and environmental risks in complex disease. He/she will be able adapt analytical tools form a wide variety of current methods in epidemiology and biostatistics. In addition, a key responsibility will be to draft manuscripts based on these analyses. The research projects will include neonatal sepsis, adverse events in sickle cell disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Expertise and interest in at least one of these research domains will be important.



1.       Analyze genetic and epidemiological data relevant to a variety of disease states, including neonatal sepsis, adverse pregnancy outcome, adverse events in sickle cell disease with the intent of identifying disease risk factors and their importance in disease etiology. Prepare manuscripts from the above mentioned analyses. Work with the PI and other lab members to design and implement novel analyses and studies.

Analyze genetic and epidemiological data, 45%

Prepare manuscripts, 45%

Design new studies in conjunction with PI, 5%

Work with other lab members in a consulting capacity, 5%


1.       Perform other duties as assigned.


CONTACTS This section is important in rating the position, so please give it thought and consideration when developing the position description. Indicate who the incumbent will have contact with (i.e., department staff, students, potential donors), the frequency (i.e., infrequent (up to 5%), occasional (6-15%), moderate (16-30%), regular (31-45%), frequent (46-65%), and continuous (66+%) and for what purpose (i.e., provide information, resolve complaints, solicit donations).

Department: PQHS faculty, staff and students (65%)

University: Students and faculty outside of the department with whom the laboratory collaborates (10%)

External: Discussion with collaborators at other institutions (20%)

Students: Work with students on collaborative projects (10%)



No direct supervisory responsibilities.


Experience: Minimum of five years of experience post doctorate in epidemiological research and training.  experience needed to be successful in the position.

Education/Licensing: PhD or its equivalent in epidemiology or similar topics.



1.       Ability to perform standard and advanced statistical and epidemiological analyses.

2.       Ability to work independently

3.       Ability to creatively assess and interpret results of statistical analyses.



No exceptional physical demands or adverse working conditions. It is expected that travel will be required occasionally to meet with collaborators and/or attend scientific meetings and present results at them.


Please send a copy of your CV and three references to Scott Williams at


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