inah at MAIL.VT.EDU inah at MAIL.VT.EDU
Fri Jan 23 09:06:58 EST 1998


*** This position was advertised a few months ago. Two postdoc
positions were available, one of which was filled. Two candidates for
the other position were unable to obtain a visa and hence this
position is still available (immediately). Please contact me ASAP if
you are interested in this position. *** 

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

Desired start date:  November 1997 -  March 1998    

Positions:  One guaranteed, likely two. Duration: 1 year. Renewal for
another year possible if desired.

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, application of sampling-based algorithms to
genetic parameter estimation, and finite-loci models. Techniques to be
used include Generalized Linear Mixed Model methodology, Bayesian
model choice, and Markov chain and other Monte Carlo methods.

Project Leader:  Dr. Ina Hoeschele, Associate Professor of Genetics

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

Research group: The successful candidate(s) will be part of a team
consisting of two Ph.D. students, two postdoctoral fellows, and one
visiting scientist.

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 ( Files/ HOESCHELE.html).

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

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