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Research Associate

University of Sheffield - Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £30,688 to £32,548 per annum. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd July 2018
Closes: 22nd August 2018
Job Ref: UOS019779

Contract Type: Fixed term until 30 August 2020

Faculty: Faculty of Science

Department: Department of Animal and Plant Sciences

You will have an interest in biology, human evolution, or anthropology alongside strong computational skills with background in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, or a related field. You are expected to have a fundamental knowledge and experience with Mendelian randomization. You will work jointly with Dr. Eran Elhaik (Sheffield) and Dr. Sarah Lewis (Bristol) on an MRC funded project to develop statistical methods for identifying, measuring, and correcting population stratification bias with emphasis on Mendelian randomization (MR) analyses. The position thereby involves travelling to Bristol a few times a year. The statistics developed under this project will be applied to data from the UK BioBank to answer biological questions. This is a multi-disciplinary project involving programming and modelling. In addition, the project will involve collaborations with researchers in other disciplines, including biomathematics and biostatistics. You will have a strong grounding in programming in R and math/statistics.

You will have or be about to obtain a PhD in a relevant subject area featuring research methods, or have equivalent experience. You will have demonstrable experience of conducting research and analysing qualitative data.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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