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Research Fellow - Statistical Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Bioinformatics

UCL - Institute of Ophthalmology

Location: London
Salary: £36,770 to £43,200 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th September 2021
Closes: 30th October 2021
Job Ref: 1877070

Fixed Term- The post is funded until 31 October 2024 in the first instance.

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £36,770 - £43,200 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

Duties and Responsibilities

The postholder will be based at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital, as well as the UCL Institute of Health Informatics. 

The fellow will conduct large-scale genome-wide association analyses and other multi-omics analyses of glaucoma-related phenotypes in several large cohorts. Translating the findings of these analyses into clinical prediction models, the fellow will apply modern polygenic prediction techniques.

The post is funded until 31 October 2024 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The postholder should have a PhD in statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology or bioinformatics (or a similar level of experience) and a relevant publication track record.

Experience in the analysis of large-scale genetic data including genome-wide association studies is highly desirable and experience in analysis of exome sequencing data and other forms of omics data (e.g., metabolomics and methylation data) would be an advantage. There will be considerable support for development in these areas during the post.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. 

To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button above.

Please ensure you attach your CV and list of publications.

You should also provide a personal statement to support your application

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr Anthony Khawaja (email:

If you have any queries regarding the application process please email:

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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