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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Genetics

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 19th December 2022
Job Ref: PC34560

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate to start as soon as possible to work with Professor Richard Durbin in the Department of Genetics on studies into the contribution of different ancient human ancestries to present day disease risk.

Professor Durbin is involved in major studies into ancient human genome DNA sequencing and analysis from across Europe, in collaboration with Professor Eske Willerslev from the Department of Zoology and others. The research associate will use data from these studies to trace haplotypes from the UK Biobank back in time to specific ancient populations, and assess the contribution of these ancestries to genetic risk for modern polygenic phenotypes.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate significant experience in processing very large amounts of whole genome genotype data, and in the analysis of ancient DNA data.  They must have good general computing skills with Python and statistical genetics expertise, in particular in the generation and use of polygenic risk scores and in local ancestry inference.  Specific prior experience with BioBank data would be very desirable. 

A PhD in human genetics is required with a proven ability to write and publish academic articles. Strong collaboration and communication skills are essential, with a demonstrated ability to work both independently and with others outside of the primary research group.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2024 in the first instance. 

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 19th December 2022.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Richard Durbin rd109@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PC34560 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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