|Salary:||£45,593 to £53,334 per annum|
|Placed On:||26th September 2023|
|Closes:||17th October 2023|
Location: St Mary’s Campus (Paddington) - eventually moving to White City Campus
We are seeking a talented molecular epidemiologist who is familiar with the analysis and interpretation of genetics and other omics data to join our molecular epidemiology team. You will work within the department of epidemiology and biostatistics applying their expertise to molecular epidemiology to further develop our understanding of the molecular signals and pathways underlying the development of neurodegenerative diseases and their comorbidities.
This post is funded from the Uren Foundation and will be in close collaboration with the Dementia Research Centre at Imperial College London. In brief, we will apply advanced genetic epidemiology methodologies to identify shared and putatively causal genes for dementias and conditions with which they co-occur (e.g. cardiovascular conditions, other neurodegenerative conditions, mental health, inflammatory conditions). We will examine multi-omics correlates (transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic) and apply colocalization and mediation to examine potential causal pathways. Finally, we will investigate drug repurposing opportunities using molecular epidemiology approaches.
The post will include analysis of complex biomedical data and omics including genetic data (GWAS, polygenic risk scores) and metabolomics as well as other omics data (e.g. proteomics). The post is located in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, which houses world-leading epidemiological resources including intense phenotyping of cardiometabolic traits and rich omics datasets including genomic, epigenomic, proteomic and metabolomic data. You will benefit from the diverse types of biomedical data, patient data, multi-omics data and other resources available within Imperial College London and its collaborative partners through Dementia Research Institute and the BHF Centre of Excellence.
Duties and responsibilities
The post is full time and fixed term for 2 years and will be based at St Mary’s, Paddington, eventually moving to the White City campus as the department will eventually be based there.
For further information and advice on the application process contact Elizabeth Hayes (email@example.com) for a discussion on the work please contact Prof Ioanna Tzoulaki (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £40,694 - £43,888 per annum.
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