|Salary:||£42,405 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.|
|Placed On:||27th September 2023|
|Closes:||18th October 2023|
About the Role
We are seeking an experienced Postdoctoral Research Assistant with expertise in statistical genetics or related field to work on genetic prediction models for diseases, including populations of diverse ancestry. The position is jointly and independently funded by a research programme grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) USA and by the EU Horizon 2020 INTERVENE project. The project goals are related to multi-ancestry studies of gene-lifestyle interactions and multi-omics in cardiometabolic traits and the genetic prediction of several human diseases and phenotypes in multi-ancestry biobanks.
The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD degree in statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology or bioinformatics, with excellent knowledge and experience with statistical methods and working with large human genetic and omics datasets, and electronic health records. Excellent coding and computing language skills are necessary. Key attributes of the successful candidate should include: evidence of prior research productivity, great communication and interpersonal skills, good organisation, self-motivation and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team. Experience in machine learning and AI models would be advantageous.
About the Team
The William Harvey Research Institute has a strong and growing group working in human genetics. The ongoing projects apply approaches to identify genes for complex traits and improve our understanding of disease mechanisms. Our teams have long expertise in human genetics and epigenetics and we are leading projects in large consortia with multi-ancestry populations. We are also developing AI-driven risk prediction models, through polygenic and poly-omics risk scores for complex diseases.
About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.
Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.
The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. This is a full-time fixed term appointment with a finish date of 31/3/2025. The starting salary will be Grade 4/5 at £42,405 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
To apply for the role, please click the ‘Apply’ button.
The closing date for applications is 18 October 2023.
Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter the closing date.
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