Postdoctoral positions in human population genomics and association studies

Two postdoctoral positions are available with Alon Keinan in the Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology at Cornell University. The Keinan lab studies how human genetic variation has arisen from evolutionary history and its role in common, complex disease risk. We develop computational and statistical methods in human population genomics, genome-wide association studies, and sequence-based association studies and apply them to large-scale sequencing data. Current lab members have backgrounds in computer science, genetics, nutrigenomics, statistics, and physics, which facilitates the collaborative development of methods and their genomic application. Below are representative publications from the lab of related projects, while specific projects will be aligned with the interests of the successful candidate. (more...)

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Prospective graduate students and undergraduate researchers

Prospective graduate students are welcome to apply to any of the graduate fields at Cornell University with which our group is affiliated:

  1. Computational Biology
  2. Computational Biology and Medicine 
  3. Genetics, Genomics, and Development
  4. Computer Science
  5. Applied Math
  6. Statistics

Graduate students already at Cornell University, in any graduate field, as well as undergraduate students, who are interested in joining our interdisciplinary team in human population genomics and medical genetics are welcome to email us for a rotation (grad students) or an undergraduate researcher position.  In joining our group, education or other experience in programming, statistics, genetics, and math will be highly valuable.  Undergraduates should be prepared to devote, due to the steep (but worthwhile!) learning curve, at least three semesters to their research in the group.