Position Description: The employee will work on statistical genetic analysis for large-scale biobank data. Specifically, he/she will conduct genome-wide association analysis to detect differential genetic effects for diabetes complications at different glycemic control levels. He/She will evaluate the contribution of genetic variants to glucose variability (long-term and short-term); generate a genetic risk score for glucose variability; and evaluate if this score is associated with increased risk of vascular outcomes (macro- and micro-vascular). The employee will be expected to complete in a timely manner statistical genetic analysis using high-performance computing tools: (1) data QC/QA; (2) phenotype definitions; (3) GWAS; (4) functional analysis; (5) write shell scripts to implement analysis pipeline; and (6) output summary of the results and communicating results to PI.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.