postdoctoral position

inah at MAIL.VT.EDU inah at MAIL.VT.EDU
Mon Aug 24 09:04:47 EST 1998


Organization:  Departments of Dairy Science and Statistics, and
Interdepartmental Genetics Program, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg

Desired start date:  immediate  

Duration: up to 2 years (1-year contract with renewal)

Area of research:  Statistical Genetics, Statistical Gene Mapping and
Genetic Parameter Estimation, Generalized Linear Mixed Models.
Specific research areas include multiple polygene mapping in complex
pedigrees using maximum likelihood, mixed linear model, and Bayesian
methodologies, polygene mapping for categorical traits, statistical
issues in fine-mapping of QTLs, application of sampling-based
algorithms to genetic parameter estimation, and finite-loci models.
There are also increasing opportunities for collaborations with other
researchers on campus to perform DNA sequence analyses. 

Project Leader:  Dr. Ina Hoeschele, Professor of Genetics, Adjunct
Professor of Statistics

Requirements:  Ph.D. in Genetics, Biology, Statistics, or related
field;  computing experience: familiarity with Unix environments,
considerable and current programming skills in Fortran90, C or C++;
good communication skills

Responsibilities: The main responsibility of the position(s) will be
to conduct research on a project within the funding framework;
additional responsibilities include presentation of research results
at scientific meetings and preparation of manuscripts for publication,
and may include participation in the advisement of graduate students,
and presenting lectures at the graduate level, if desired.
Postdoctoral fellows are given the opportunity to audit one course per

Salary: $30,000 + benefits

The successful candidate will be working in a team with two other
postdoctoral fellows.

Please send Curriculum Vitae, a list of publications, and three
references to: Dr. Ina Hoeschele Department of Dairy Science 2160
Litton Reaves Hall Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061-0315 U.S.A. If
you need additional information, please contact Dr. Ina Hoeschele at:
phone: (540) 231-4760, fax: (540) 231-5014, email: inah at
Additional information may be found on our homepage
( Hoeschele/ hoeschele.html).

Ina Hoeschele
Professor of Genetics
Adjunct Professor of Statistics
phone: (540)231-4760
fax: (540)231-5014
email: inah at
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