|Salary:||£39,745 to £44,737 per annum, Grade J / 2|
|Placed On:||3rd February 2023|
|Closes:||19th February 2023|
We have an exciting opportunity for a talented postdoctoral researcher to join the Immunopsychiatry Programme led by Professor Golam Khandaker at the MRC Integrative Epidemiology unit (IEU) at the University of Bristol. You will work on a variety of projects investigating the role of inflammation and immunity in psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders.
This post is offered as an open ended contract with funding until 31/03/2026 and involves the opportunity to contribute to existing research in the Immunopsychiatry programme, and to develop own research projects.
What will you be doing?
As the post-holder you will lead and contribute to epidemiological cohort and genetic analyses examining the causal role of inflammatory markers in psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. It is expected that as the post-holder you will contribute to the development and refinement of statistical and computational tools, liaise with collaborators, manage and analyse data, write and publish papers, present at conferences and other scientific meetings, develop/contribute to fellowship/grant applications, and help with supervision of students and staff.
You will be based in the MRC IEU within the Bristol Medical School, at the University of Bristol. We strongly encourage interested applicants to make informal enquiries to Professor Golam Khandaker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You should apply if
You have a good understanding of psychiatric/neurodevelopmental disorders evidenced through a background in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience or a related discipline.
You have an excellent track record of research into psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders particularly epidemiological and genetic analysis such as cohort studies, Mendelian randomization, genetic correlation, colocalization analysis.
You have a good knowledge of inflammation and immunity demonstrable through prior research experience and publications. In addition, given the well-established links between psychiatric and autoimmune inflammatory conditions, you will have experience of genetic and epidemiological studies investigating the relationship between psychiatric/neurodevelopmental conditions and autoimmune/inflammatory disease.
The post will require extensive team effort and collaboration with researchers from different backgrounds including from psychiatry, immunology, genetics, epidemiology, and statistics. Therefore, you will require to have good communication and interpersonal skills to successfully develop and deliver your work.
Contract type: Open ended with funding until 31/03/2026
Shift pattern: 35h per week
This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 19/02/2023
For informal queries please contact: Prof Golam Khandaker (email@example.com)
We recently launched our strategy to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.
The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.
Type / Role: