Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Statistical Genetics/Genetic Epidemiology

Brisbane, Australia
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) was established in 2007 and forms a major research centre within the Faculty of Medicine. The aim of the Institute is to develop a better understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of disease, and to translate that understanding into practical outcomes for patients.

Based at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital teaching campus in Brisbane, UQDI has more than 300 researchers, clinical academics and students who work closely with hospital clinicians in the areas of cancer, immunology, genomics and other areas of translational medicine. UQDI has particular research strengths in skin cancers, blood cancers, autoimmunity and the analysis of complex genetic traits.

The role

The primary purpose of the position will be to assist in the development of novel statistical genetics methods based on Mendelian randomization and structural equation modelling, and to apply these methods to large-scale datasets including the UK Biobank Study and various GWAS research consortia. The appointee will take responsibility for the analysis and write up of these studies, and will be expected to assist in formulating and running large international collaborations.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in statistics, genetics, epidemiology or a related field (or be near finishing such a degree). They should have expertise in genome-wide association studies and Mendelian randomization. Experience in the UNIX environment and one of the major statistics packages (e.g. R) will be necessary and applicants with programming skills and expertise in structural equation modelling will be highly sought after.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University‚Äôs Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

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This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Academic level A for 2 years. The remuneration package will be in the range $66,283.50 - $89,285.83 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $77,551.70 - $104,464.42 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Prof David Evans on +61 7 3443 7051 or email

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