Research Associate in Epidemiology

Imperial College London - Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Faculty of Medicine

Campus: St Mary’s Campus, Paddington (and White City Campus from 2019)

We are seeking a talented (clinical/neuro-) epidemiologist who is familiar with the analysis and interpretation of omics data including genetic data (GWAS), epigenetics (EWAS) and metabolomics (MWAS) to join our UK DRI team. The UK DRI at Imperial is one of six national centres of excellence established recently at major UK universities and are intended to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with dementias.

The post is located in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, which houses world-leading epidemiological resources including intense phenotyping of cardiometabolic traits and rich omics datasets including genomic, epigenomic and metabolomic data. The post-holder will benefit from the diverse types of biomedical data, patient data, multi-omics data and other resources available within Imperial College London and its collaborative partners. In the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics specific resources include the Airwave Health Monitoring Study of the UK police forces, with stored data and samples and follow-up information from around 45,000 people. Moreover, the project provides a platform for collaborative work with a number of well-established epidemiologic studies including MESA (USA), Finnish birth cohort studies and the Rotterdam Study (The Netherlands). Coupled with state-of-the-art dedicated high performance computers and a multi-petabyte storage system, this provides the capacity to develop powerful new approaches to the integration and analysis of large-scale, complex, multi-sources medical data and multi-variate data model construction and visualisation. From 2019, when the UK DRI Hub opens in Imperial West, the post-holder will also interact and work with the UK DRI scientists in these purpose-built state of the art facilities.

The post-holder will collaborate closely with population and experimental scientists, including biochemists and chemometricians. Candidates will be interested in gaining/sharing knowledge and experience within and outside their domains. You will be responsible for working with participating studies, harmonization of the clinical data across studies, bringing clinical and omics data together, running omics analysis and interpreting the findings, day-to-day organisation of the project, and coordination with the biochemistry lab. You will work closely with other researchers within UK DRI and with scientific and clinical partners. You will be part of project teams to creatively share knowledge and experience including in biostatistics, omics technologies, informatics, clinical and chemical science domains.

Projects may e.g. include, developing and applying cross-platform and multi-omics approaches to help understand signals and pathways arising from omics analyses, and associated epidemiological data.

The postholder will have a PhD or equivalent experience in epidemiology, Statistical genomics or related disciplines.

This full-time post is initially based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington and will be fixed term from the date of appointment for 4 years in the first instance.

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr Abbas Dehghan-

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