(IGM) Research Assistant/Research Associate - A89741R

Newcastle University - Faculty of Medical Sciences - Institute of Genetic Medicine

Research Assistant: £27,285 - £28,936
Research Associate: £29,799 - £38,833

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

You will work on an exciting project related to the genetics of the autoimmune liver disease Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC). Based in the Institute of Genetic Medicine, within the Computational and Statistical Genetics Group led by Professor Heather Cordell. You will develop and apply statistical analysis techniques to data from a study of treatment response in Primary Biliary Cholangitis run by the UK-PBC consortium. This will include analysis of genome-wide association study (GWAS) data and biological data derived from other high-throughput “omics” technologies.

You will have, or be about to complete, a PhD in statistics/statistical genetics/genetic epidemiology or another relevant statistical/mathematical subject, together with some knowledge and experience of working with genetic and/or genomic data.

You will have a biological/medical/bioinformatics background but with proven competence and a strong interest in statistical analysis may be considered. Competence in scripting and/or programming languages, statistical analysis packages, packages for genetic analysis and experience of working within Linux operating systems is highly desirable.

Tenable until 30th September 2019.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Heather Cordell in the Institute of Genetic Medicine (heather.cordell@ncl.ac.uk).

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

For more information see: http://www.uk-pbc.com/.

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