Principal Research Associate in Systems Genomics and Population Health

University of Cambridge - Department of Public Health and Primary Care

The Department of Public Health and Primary Care, one of Europe's leading academic departments of population health sciences, wishes to appoint a part-time (20%) Principal Research Associate in Systems Genomics and Population Health.

The post-holder will be an international leader in systems genomics, with strong interests in cardiovascular diseases and traits. He/she will have a primary interest in computational approaches that enable integration of multiple domains of information (eg, genomic, expression, protein, metabolite, clinical) to: advance prediction of cardiovascular and other chronic diseases; identify and prioritise novel risk factors and pathways; and inform therapeutic target prioritisation. He/she will have extensive experience of handling and analysing large amounts of complex data, and an ability to link with clinical and mechanistic science.

The position is closely linked to an outstanding academic environment in Cambridge, including the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, the Wellcome Genome Campus (including the European Bioinformatics Institute and the Sanger Institute), and the Cambridge British Heart Foundation Centre of Excellence.

The successful candidate will be appointed on the Principal Research Associate scale (£58,655 pa to £67,971 pa pro rata), depending on experience / qualifications.

This is a fixed-term position of three years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter, CV, list of publications, current and future research plans (two sides of A4 only) in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Professor John Danesh, BHF Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Head of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, tel: 01223 748655, e-mail:

The closing date for applications is Friday 6 October 2017.

Please quote reference RH13221 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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