Research Associate (Genetics)

Cardiff University - Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience

This post is for a position in Professor Julie Williams’ research group as a postdoctoral researcher. Within this role, the successful candidate will be expected to be involved with a number of research projects based around the investigation of genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. Primarily, this project will involve next generation sequencing and genotyping approaches to identify genetic loci and functional risk variants for disease. Additionally, the successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, and a record of working within collaborations, managing research teams and independently writing publications for national journals.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent qualification in genetics or a relevant biological science discipline or relevant industrial experience, with established expertise and a proven portfolio of research. They will be experienced in a range of genotyping and molecular biological techniques including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a range of genotyping and next generation sequencing techniques. Experience of bioinformatics and statistical analyses would be advantageous.

A willingness to develop skills in other laboratory techniques and to help supervise a team of graduate students and research staff is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to take responsibility for a number of ongoing projects.

This post is full time (35 hours per week), available from 1st January 2018 and is fixed term for 2 years.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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