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Postdoctoral Scholar-Statistical Genetics

Position overview

Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar-Employee

Application Window

Open October 4th, 2021 through Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Postdoctoral Scholar, Statistical Genetics

Applications are sought for a full-time Postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Daniel Benjamin in the Department of Human Genetics at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. The focus of Dr. Benjamin’s lab is genoeconomics: the identification of genetic variation that is associated with variation in economic behavior. The Postdoc will play a major role in the Polygenic Index Repository, creating optimal genetic predictors for a range of behavioral traits. For examples of related past research, see the “Genoeconomics” tab at

This position requires a Ph.D. in genetics, computational biology, biostatistics or closely related field. Successful candidates for this position will have demonstrated research excellence, as evidenced through their publication record. Additionally, they will have excellent analytical skills, strong written and oral communication skills, significant knowledge of a specialized area of research, experience working on externally funded grants, the ability to lead projects and proposals and work as a member of multi-disciplinary teams, and a commitment to understanding the genetics of behavioral phenotypes.

Basic Qualifications
• PhD in genetics, computational biology, biostatistics, or related field.

Additional Qualifications
• Demonstrated research skills, preferably in the form of peer reviewed publications.
• Demonstrated success initiating and leading research projects.

To Apply
Please submit the following documents, as a single pdf document, to, with the subject line of ‘Postdoc applicant, Statistical Geneticist’:
(1) A cover letter
(2) your resume
(3) a transcript (can be unofficial), and
(4) a paper you’ve written for a course, a research paper, or other writing sample.

We especially encourage women and those from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM fields to apply to our lab.

Start date: Summer 2022 (flexible).

Duration: The initial appointment shall be for a duration of one (1) year.

The position will remain open until it is filled.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in genetics, computational biology, biostatistics, or related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Transcripts - Can be unofficial

  • PhD Diploma

  • A paper you’ve written for a course, a research paper, or other writing sample

Reference requirements


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Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA