This position is a limited position with the possibility of extension/career conversion.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/29/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the most innovative and productive academic departments in the country, offering challenging career opportunities in the diverse areas of advanced educational programs, cutting-edge research, and state-of-the-art clinical services. The department is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
Under direct supervision, the incumbent will provide data management and analytic support for computational genetics projects aimed at the identification of genes for neuropsychiatric disorders at the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego. The incumbent will be involved in the analysis of large-scale complex trait data from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC), including omics data such as GWAS, methylation, transcriptomic and whole-genome sequencing.
Main duties and responsibilities include participation in: 1) project coordination, including obtaining data from various clinical and genomic resources, integrating and formatting large, complex datasets, and maintaining current databases; 2) data quality control, and statistical analyses of clinical, psychological, biological, and omics data; 3) assist with presentation and publication, participate in the writing of manuscripts and grants, particularly in the preparation of methods and results text. Performs other miscellaneous duties and other responsibilities as required. The incumbent will learn to use a large variety of software and develop bioinformatics workflows to analyze multi-omics data.
Bachelor's Degree in epidemiology, bioinformatics, statistics, computational biology, or a Degree in a related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
Demonstrated experience with programming and scripting languages, including R.
Experience in performing statistical analyses of clinical, biological, psychological, and genomic data.
Strong consultation and communication skills.
Proven experience with various computer platforms and operating systems, including Unix/Linux.
Thorough knowledge of the application of basic and multivariate statistics to complex databases.
Ability to effectively manage time and see assigned parts of projects through to completion on deadline.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as flexibility in learning new skills.
Experience with performing statistical power calculations
Experience with genetic/genomic analysis software (e.g., Plink, MTAG, MIXER, COMBAT).
Experience with psychiatric diagnostic instruments (e.g., CAPS, BDU) and psychological questionnaires (e.g., PCL, DRRIs).
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
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