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MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Data Science LMS - 2023

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences - Computational Cardiac Imaging Group

Location: London, United Kingdom
Salary: £35,143 plus London allowances (£3,727 & £1,402) per annum* MRC Band 4
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: LMS - 2023
 

3 Years fixed term

A 3-year postdoctoral position is available at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) to work in the Computational Cardiac Imaging Group headed by Professor O’Regan. LMS is an Institute funded by the MRC and is a Division of the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College. Based on the Hammersmith Hospital Campus in West London (W12), the LMS has first class facilities and provides investigators from clinical and basic science backgrounds with the opportunity to pursue innovative, multidisciplinary research within the excellence of Imperial College. For more information, visit www.lms.mrc.ac.uk.

The Computational Cardiac Imaging Group works at the intersection of clinical imaging, bioinformatics, computer vision and molecular cardiology to explore the mechanisms underlying heart function. The group uses machine learning to analyse cardiac motion for predicting patient outcomes, discovering potential therapeutic targets and identifying genetic risk factors. We use a flexible and inter-disciplinary approach to research that moves between individuals, populations and model organisms.

We are seeking a talented postdoctoral scientist with a background in data science. The post holder will be a key member of our team developing databases, analysis pipelines and advanced visualisations for populations with imaging and genomic data. The work will involve developing sophisticated data modelling and genetic association pipelines using complex image-derived traits.   

Candidates will have a background in data science and expertise in managing and analysing large datasets, developing bioinformatics pipelines and working with visualisation software. The post offers an exciting opportunity to work at the cutting-edge of translational medicine research in a vibrant and supportive multi-disciplinary team that crosses traditional scientific domains. The post holder will have the opportunity to liaise with an extensive network of collaborators, attend scientific conferences, and publish the results of their work in leading journals. There is also a vibrant and supportive post-doc community at the LMS with outstanding opportunities for career development and training.

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit https://mrc.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/appcentre-1/candidate/postings/2180 and upload your CV, names and contacts of two scientific references along with a cover letter stating why you are applying for this role (providing evidence against the requirements of the job as per the job description and person specification). Please quote reference number LMS 2023.

Closing date: 8 January 2023

The MRC is an equal opportunities employer.

‘Leading Science for Better Health’

Final appointment will be subject to pre-employment screening

*Additional allowances comprise a £1,000 lump sum Settlement Allowance plus a yearly Training Allowance of £850 in the first year, paid in monthly installments.  The Training Allowance increases to £1,300 in year two and £1,800 in the third year.

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