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School and Program Updates

UAB Doctoral Fellowship Positions

The section on statistical genetics in the department of biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accepting applications from statistical and other cardiovascular scientists for postdoctoral positions in Statistical Genetics pertaining to heart, lung, and blood phenotypes. Starting dates are open and flexible. Appointments will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for another year depending on productivity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, but in all cases equals or exceeds the minimum NIH post-doctoral stipend. Applicants with a strong background in statistics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, or cardiovascular disease research are given preference.

The training program is designed for postdoctoral trainees who have received a PhD, MD, DO, DDS, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, DrPH, DNSc, or equivalent degree in the basic sciences, from an accredited domestic or foreign institution; the program is for those who seek training at the interface between statistical and cardiovascular diseases. Criteria for selection include: a demonstrated research ability in statistics or a relevant scientific discipline; interest and (to a lesser degree) experience in project areas; strength in computation; proficiency in verbal and written communication; and a genuine commitment to methodological and cross-disciplinary research in quantitative genetics.

The section on statistical genetics at UAB currently has 10 faculty members and five postdoctoral fellows. The department of biostatistics has 20 faculty members. For more information on the section on statistical genetics, please visit our website at http://www.ssg.uab.eduThe application should consist of a brief letter of interest containing addresses, telephone number(s) and U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency status (required for NHLBI T32 training programs); names of three of references, a full CV, and a one-page statement of interest. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Please submit the application to:

Dr. Hemant K. Tiwari
Professor & Head, Section on Statistical Genetics
Department of Biostatistics, RPHB 420C
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1665 University Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0022
Phone: 205-975-9298
Fax: 205-975-2541
Email: statgenetics@uab.edu