The Center for Omics Discovery and Epidemiology (CODE) of RTI International has an opening for a midcareer scientist, parallel to an Associate-level Professor, to lead and expand an NIH-funded program of research to integrate multiple omics data for complex human diseases. Our research team emphasizes cross-institute collaborations with the Biostatistics & Epidemiology and Research Computing Divisions and university collaborations to advance understanding of the etiology of complex human diseases, including but not limited to substance use disorders and related health consequences, blood disorders, and respiratory traits, in ethnically and geographically diverse cohorts. The candidate needs a strong analytic background, as evidenced by development of novel statistical methods and/or application of cutting-edge approaches for substantiative research in any area of complex human disease. This position enables pursuit of a full time, independently-driven, research-focused agenda with the autonomy to collaborate internally and/or externally. This position has no teaching or administrative commitments.
This position is available in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or Atlanta, Georgia.
Lead and support analyses of multiple omics (e.g., genomics, epigenomics) and/or environmental data for complex human diseases/traits using sophisticated statistical methods, machine learning, and/or artificial intelligence.
Publish findings in peer-reviewed journals in lead and support authorship roles.
Lead and support the design and management of new and ongoing data collection activities.
Lead the submission of NIH grant/contract/cooperative agreement proposals as Principal Investigator and support the submission of others as Co-Investigator.
Mentor other staff in data analyses and interpretation, preparation of manuscripts, and extramural funding proposal submissions.
Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, or related discipline with at least five years of independent research experience beyond PhD.
Proven track record in securing funding by NIH or other federal government or foundation entities.
Active area of independent research with proposal-ready preliminary results developed.
Demonstrated background in a substantive area of complex human diseases.
Strong quantitative and technical skills and concrete knowledge of analytic methods.
Ability to mentor analytic staff, who are working in a cloud computing environment.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.
Internal Number: 190Q5
About RTI International
RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of nearly 5,000 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.
See RTI International overview on YouTube: http://youtu.be/BU1xL5lnrp0
Apply online at www.rti.org/page.cfm/Job_Openings