Postdoctoral Fellow, Statistical Genetics and Machine Learning

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Aug 24, 2020
Science/R&D, Genetics
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The postdoctoral fellow position is for early career scientist trainees to receive a rigorous scientific training at Regeneron under the auspices of a scientist mentor for up to four years. Fellows will be expected to conduct creative exploratory research that results in publications.

The program will consist of:
• Up to four years of formal postdoctoral training in a program co-Directed by award-winning and published educators, both of whom are working scientists at Regeneron devoted to training postdoctoral fellows
• Exposure to the biotechnology industry's most successful and innovative scientists
• Opportunities to pursue cutting-edge, creative biomedical research in a prestigious, well- resourced, and highly driven industry environment
• Weekly postdoctoral scientist meetings to foster scientific rigor, creative thinking, critical reasoning, and career advancement
• Encouragement of scholarly productivity such as publications and conference presentations

As part of your Postdoctoral Training Program, you will:
• Conduct forward-looking, innovative, and creative research to address a novel scientific question of your choice under the auspices of a scientist mentor
• Publish and disseminate data via external conferences and peer-reviewed publications
• Have the opportunity to assist with mentoring and teaching interns and other more junior trainees
• Participate in postdoctoral program activities such as weekly meetings and the annual research conference
• Present data internally, including at lab meetings, trainee meetings, and company-wide seminars
• Provide ongoing reports of research progress to supervisors and program staff

The role will focus on development of new statistical and population genetic methods, theory, computational tools and machine learning, under the supervision of Dr. Goncalo Abecasis or Dr. Jonathan Marchini. Methods development will be motivated by, and applied to, the analysis and interpretation of 100,000s of genotyped and sequenced human subjects. The scale and breadth of the data being collected at the RGC provides opportunities for research on a wide range of topics. We expect that the precise area of research will be decided in collaboration with the successful candidate. Areas of research might include, but are not limited to: analysis of multiple phenotypes, deep learning and machine learning with imaging and genetic data, scalable association analysis, polygenic risk scores, fine-mapping, population structure, Mendelian randomization and graphical modelling, data visualization, summary statistical analysis, family-based association testing, and multi-omics data integration. Continual learning, skills acquisition and research publication will be essential during the role for a productive career at the intersection of human genetics, biology, health and drug development.

The successful candidate will have a strong quantitative research background with a PhD in areas such as Statistical and Population Genetics, Statistical Methods, Machine Learning, Deep Learning or Computer Science; practical experience working with large real-world genetic data sets, developing new methods, statistical computing, and producing high-quality published work. Skills in a range of programming languages suitable for at scale analyses (e.g. C/C++, java, python or R) as well as relevant libraries and frameworks (TensorFlow, Eigen, scikit-learn, MLlib, SQL, jQuery) are required. We expect the candidate to be motivated, creative, communicative and happy to work in a collaborative and inter-disciplinary environment

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides amazing benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and stock for employees at all levels!

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.