Postdoctoral Associate (Computational Biology in Genetics of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Glaucoma)

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics
United States Florida Miami


The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to work in computational genomics. Working with Drs. Margaret Pericak-Vance and William K. Scott, the successful candidate will participate in large-scale collaborations examining the genetics of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma. These projects include collaborations with investigators at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as participation in the International AMD Genomics Consortium (IAMDGC) and NEIGHBORHOOD (glaucoma) consortia. This team of investigators is comprised of molecular geneticists, neurologists, bioinformaticians, and statistical and genetic epidemiologists who work together on human genetic diseases. The qualified candidate will be working on research directed towards identifying environmental factors, genes and the mechanisms that they influence to increase risk and outcomes. Also the candidate will gain experience with next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis.


Ph.D. in statistical genetics, statistics, genetic epidemiology, or bioinformatics or M.D. Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions. Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

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The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law.

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Please email your CV with cover letter expressing your area of research interest and 3 professional references to


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