Research Associate in Genetic Epidemiology, Statistical Genetics or Bioinformatics

University College London - UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science - Population Science and Experimental Medicine

This is a full time position in the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science (, within the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences.

The appointee will be a part of a high profile programme of work; s/he will apply statistical and bio-informatic expertise to explore associations between genetic variants and risk of incident cardiovascular events/death among patients with known coronary heart disease (subsequent or recurrent coronary heart disease events). This will be done through the GENIUS-CHD Consortium (, a global large scale effort including over 60 cohorts contributing ~250,000 recruited patients, and in collaboration with Professor Folkert Asselbergs (UCL/Utrecht).

In addition there will be opportunity to explore relevant data using the UK Biobank (, a national cohort of half a million adults recruited between 2006-10 aged 40-69 years. UK Biobank participants are fully genotyped, with linkage to primary and secondary care records. 

The appointment is funded to 31 December 2019 in the first instance.

The post would suit someone whose background is in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, or bioinformatics, particularly those whose expertise extends across two or more of these areas. We expect the appointee to have a PhD degree or equivalent research experience, and to have a strong record of research in these fields. We are willing to consider applications from exceptional individuals who have only recently obtained their PhD degree, provided they can demonstrate the requisite skill. We place a strong emphasis on potential for independence and on supporting career development.

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £34,635 - £38,581 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

UCL vacancy reference: 1702024        

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr Riyaz Patel (riyaz.patel  For queries on the application process, please contact

Interview Date: TBC

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