University of Dundee - Molecular and Clinical Medicine

Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties

Grade of Post/Salary: Grade 8 £39,992 - £43,685 (N.B. Successful candidate must initially start at spinal point 37: £39,992).

Duration of employment: This position is full-time and available to 31st March 2021.

Role Purpose:
The post requires a postdoctoral qualified researcher with experience in statistics, epidemiology, genetics, and health informatics. The project aims to find molecular and genetic biomarkers that predict the development of diabetic kidney disease in order to inform prevention and early treatment. Biomarkers that predict responses to individual drugs will also be evaluated, providing the basis of precision medicine in the treatment of kidney disease. The project will use large genomic datasets from the GoDARTS cohort and link this to electronic health records including longitudinal renal function tests and the prescription encashment.

The post holder will be based within the Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School Campus, University of Dundee, DD1 9SY.

Principal Duties:

  • Assemble EMR databases for diabetes outcome and pharmacogenetic research.
  • Analyse associations between genomic data and the progression of diabetes, development of complications such as kidney disease.
  • Lead and contribute to reports, scientific papers and presentations arising from this work.
  • Facilitate and support necessary to meet the requirements of the funding body.
  • Supervise and mentor PhD students and other members of the research team.

Please see full job description for further information.

Any Additional Information
The University of Dundee is a diverse community and is committed to equality of opportunity for all by providing a supportive, flexible and inclusive working environment. We have family friendly policies (including flexible working and childcare vouchers), staff groups for LGBT and BME; and prayer room facilities.

The University of Dundee has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award (Athena Swan) which recognises the promotion of gender equality and has made further commitment to advancing inclusive culture which supports and encourages all under-represented groups.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.

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