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The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Duncan Lab, will collaborate with a productive team of investigators who are exploring the myriad influences (genes to policy) on lifestyle behaviors and diverse health outcomes in the Washington State Twin Registry. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to analyze large, complex twin data sets assembled for several ongoing projects, and to propose new projects using this rich data source.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The primary duties of this position will be to analyze complex, genetically informative data sets using appropriate methods and statistical software. Data analysis; data interpretation; construction of data tables and figures. Aid in the textual interpretation of data, writing manuscripts, preparing grant applications including preliminary data, power calculations, and statistical analysis plan sections. Prepare materials for presentations, publications, and grant funding.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
•Analyzing large, genetically informative data sets.
•Developing novel hypotheses using archival data.
•Proposing new ancillary or in-person studies.
•Developing grant proposals.
•Preparation of materials for presentation, publication, and grant funding.
•Publishing and presenting results to the greater research community.
•May perform other duties as required.
•PhD in behavior genetics, statistics, psychology, or closely related field.
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for a multi-disciplinary team research environment.
•Experience with R, Mplus, Mx and/or SAS.
•The applicant should have no more than two years of previous post-doc experience.
•Previous experience in twin methodologies are strongly preferred.
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
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Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University’s health sciences education and research campus. The campus is home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, scheduled to welcome its charter class in August 2017. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building. Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University.
Spokane is a major healthcare hub and the largest along the northern corridor of the United States between Minneapolis and Seattle. It offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic care in all fields of medicine, and boasts four major hospitals, including Providence Health’s 644-bed Sacred Heart Medical Center. Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life for the nearly half million residents who live in the region.
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