Research Fellow

University of Edinburgh - Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine

An exceptional postdoctoral researcher will be funded for three years through a Major Project grant from Alzheimer’s Research UK. The project focuses on multi-omics prediction of Alzheimer’s disease using genetic, epigenetic, and transcriptomic data. We will also investigate gene by environment interactions, specifically to understand why factors such as education buffer the effects of cognitive decline. The outcomes of the project are to (1) better understand the biological pathways involved in Alzheimer’s and (2) help guide participant selection for prospective cohort studies and clinical trials.

Training outcomes

The researcher will join leading molecular biology and cognitive epidemiology research centres (Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine, and the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology). The Wray/Visscher labs at the University of Queensland co-fund and co-direct our epigenetics work, providing additional, cutting edge statistical genetics expertise. We also collaborate closely with Steve Horvath (UCLA), who helped pioneer the development of the epigenetic biological clock, and Caroline Relton (Bristol), whose team leads the Go-DMC consortium.

The successful candidate should have exceptional computational/statistical skills along with a passion for ageing research.

Informal enquires can be made to igmmhr@igmm.ed.ac.uk

For further particulars and to submit an application, visit the University of Edinburgh’s website via the apply button below.

www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=040860

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