JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Genoeconomics Group
Complex Trait Genetics
PostDoc in Genoeconomics/Statistical Genetics

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454232
Date Posted: 10/14/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: PostDoc in Genoeconomics/Statistical Genetics
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NETHERLANDS
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
D00 -- General
Keywords:
Genoeconomics
Econometrics
Microeconomics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The genoeconomics group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is offering a PostDoc position in Genoeconomics/Statistical Genetics. We are seeking a highly motivated, talented individual with an outstanding academic record who is able to immediately contribute to the ongoing research activities of the Complex Trait Genetics lab (www.ctglab.nl) and the SSGAC (www.ssgac.org). Contributions to teaching are encouraged, but not required. The initial appointment will be for a period of 2 year. Conditional on performance and the ability to attract external research funds, a contract extension and conversion into a tenure-track position is possible.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD or doctorate degree by the time the appointment begins in any of the following fields: economics, econometrics, statistics, computer science, complex trait genetics or a related quantitative/computational field. Proficiency in programming (e.g. R, Matlab) and experience with big data in UNIX-based computer environments are expected. Knowledge of genetic principles, data, and programs used in complex trait genetics (e.g. Plink, GCTA, SnpTest, Impute) is an advantage but not a requirement. We expect fluency in English and the ability to work in a large, inter-disciplinary, international research team.

Further information can be found here: http://www.vu.nl/nl/werken-bij-de-vu/vacatures/2015/15299.asp

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/01/2015
Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit the following documents in electronic form to anna.du.pree@vu.nl (mentioning vacancy number 15299 in the email header): application letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic degrees and course work, at least one academic article written as a single or lead author, and the names of two scientific referees. Submission of TOEFL and GRE scores or other standardized tests of academic aptitude and English as a foreign language are encouraged but not required.