Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate in Statistical Genetics

University of Leicester - Health Sciences

College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology

Department of Health Sciences

Leicester Precision Medicine Institute

Fixed term contract for two years.

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

You will join an internationally-renowned MRC and Wellcome Trust funded team (led by Prof. Martin Tobin and Dr Louise Wain) in the Leicester Precision Medicine Institute undertaking original research using unique “big data” from local studies (including over 7500 participants from the EXCEED study) and from collaborative national and international studies (including international consortium-based studies of lung function, smoking behaviour and drug response), employing large-scale phenotype and genotype data to inform understanding of disease determinants, target validation and disease prediction.

Based in the new £42m Centre for Medicine, you will develop, manage and lead large-scale epidemiological and genetic epidemiology studies of common complex diseases and traits. This will include taking a high-level role in the design, development and management of new projects, playing a key role in collaborative genetic epidemiology projects and supervising junior staff and students. You will be expected to maintain a high-level overview of projects providing technical and strategic input at all stages.

You will show proven planning and organisational skills, and analytical problem-solving capability gained over a substantial period of time as a postdoctoral researcher, together with a well-developed understanding of data management regulation and procedures. You will be able to show an ability to supervise and to motivate a team, and to evidence your research productivity and recognition including first author publications.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Martin Tobin on mt47@le.ac.uk.

We anticipate that interviews will take place on 6 January 2017.

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