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Genetics, Genomics and Data Science Research Positions - Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior

University of Exeter - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Location: Exeter
Salary: From £32,332 and up, across Grades E, F and G, depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th November 2023
Closes: 11th January 2024
Job Ref: P90330

The starting salary will be from £32,332 and up, across Grades E, F and G, depending on qualifications and experience. 

Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable). 

These new roles are available from January 2024 onwards on varying fixed-term contracts of up to four years. 

Exciting Opportunities in Genetics, Genomics and Data Science Research in Exeter – faculty and postdoctoral positions available at all levels 

We are recruiting broadly to expand our genetics and data science research capacity as a result of substantial investment and recent grant successes. We are now inviting passionate, dedicated individuals to join us in Exeter to make further significant impacts in genomic medicine. 

We are at the forefront of genetics and data science research, offering a vibrant research environment with cutting-edge facilities for human genomics research. Our commitment to progressive research and excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education is firmly anchored in our current expertise in the field. 

In addition to the faculty Professor in Human Genetics and Senior Lecturer / Lecturer positions, we have a number of opportunities to join us in research-only positions, from Graduate Research Assistant to Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and be part of the exciting projects generated by our recent grant successes. 

Please state in your application which level role you are interested in being considered for. 

Your Expertise, Our Future

We welcome applications from experts in statistical genomics, genetic epidemiology, functional genomics, epigenetics, data science and AI, and we are particularly interested in hearing from individuals and teams whose work aligns with and enhances our existing strengths. Together, we can drive innovation and make a real difference in the world of genetics and data science. The University of Exeter offers you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and ambitious research environment, all while being surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Devon and Cornwall. 

Research in CBS is focused on understanding the mechanisms and treatment of human disease and has an exceptional record in human genomics research. You will join a vibrant community of scientists and clinicians with expertise in genetic epidemiology, epigenetics, data science, and cell biology working on a range of human conditions including mental illness, dementia, diabetes, reproductive health, obesity, respiratory disease, and cancer. 

Join Us in Shaping the Future

We are seeking individuals who are as enthusiastic about their future as we are about ours. Please visit our website for more information about the Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, and specifically our ‘Careers’ section for an overview of some of the projects these roles are linked to. 

Please ensure you read the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications for full details of these roles. 

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 and the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Rankings).   

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We are using the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision continually moves us forward to make a difference to our people, our communities, our partners and the world around us. Read about our world leading research on Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO City of Literature 

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces. 

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

Benefits

We offer some fantastic benefits including 

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Starr Young, S.A.Young@exeter.ac.uk.

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