Research Associate

UCL Institute of Neurology - Department of Molecular Neuroscience

Queen Square

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral geneticist to work on a range of exciting projects focussed on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive impairment, including genetic analyses of Insight 46, a neuroimaging sub-study of the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD) 1946 birth cohort. The post is based at the UCL Institute of Neurology Department of Molecular Neuroscience. 

This post will be particularly suitable for candidates interested in working with newly produced genomic and epigenomic data, working with scientists and clinicians producing data using cutting-edge approaches, contributing to experimental design, gaining experience working with massive datasets from the latest sequencing technologies and applying quantitative methods in projects with potential biomedical impact.

Candidates should have a PhD in statistics, computational biology, genetics or related field and have demonstrable research experience in statistical genomics. Experience in UNIX environment and fluency in statistical and programming languages (R, Python) is essential as is an understanding of data security policies and procedures. Experience of the management and analysis of large-scale genomic data (both whole-genome genotyping as well as whole exome/genome sequencing) is also a requirement. Knowledge of molecular biology, epidemiology and dementia is desirable. 

The post is available immediately and is funded by the Brain Research Trust for two years in the first instance. Starting salary on UCL Grade 7 scale in the range £34,056 to £41,163 pa including London Allowance, superannuable.

You should apply for this post through UCL's online recruitment - - where you can download a job description and person specification using ref: 1589658

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Samantha Robinson, Personnel Officer, Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email:

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