Postdoc Position at Imperial College London

Imperial College London, UK is offering postdoc position in computational biology. The funding allows successful candidate to work for 36 months. Applicants should apply before January 14, 2020.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is seeking an outstanding Research Associate in data science specialising in biostatistics and computational biology who would be interested in taking on a challenging role with considerable scope for independent scientific achievement and personal growth. The ideal candidate will be passionate about tackling big problems and be ready to try out high-risk, high-payoff projects.

UK DRI at Imperial has been established to address a medical research area of the highest importance and future impact. As one of seven national centres of excellence embedded in major UK universities, we intend to transform the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with dementias. The Medical Research Council and charity partners the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer's Research UK have invested 290m in fulfilment of the ambition identified in the Prime Minister’s 2020 Challenge on Dementia.

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 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. In the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics specific resources include the Airwave Health Monitoring Study of the UK police forces, with stored data and samples and follow-up information from around 45,000 people. Moreover, the project provides a platform for collaborative work with a number of well-established epidemiologic studies including MESA (USA), Finnish birth cohort studies and the Rotterdam Study (The Netherlands).

The post holder will work on the molecular epidemiology programme of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) at Imperial. The job environment will offer a career structure within the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for a biostatistician with a deep interest in fundamental scientific challenges and the application of advanced and novel biostatistical methodologies to solve diverse biomedical problems. You will provide expertise in the analysis of complex biomedical data and omics including genetic data (GWAS), epigenetics (EWAS) and metabolomics (MWAS).

Projects may include, for example, developing and applying cross-platform and multi-omics approaches to help understand signals and pathways arising from omics analyses, and associated epidemiological data

We are looking to appoint individuals with a background in biostatistics or computational medicine or a related quantitative subject, with very strong analytical and interpretative skills. Candidates will be interested in gaining/sharing knowledge and experience within and outside their domains.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range 35,477 – 38,566 per annum.

The post is full time and fixed-term for 36 months.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 03/02/2020.

For further information and an informal discussion contact Dr Elizabeth Hayes (, for a formal discussion please contact Professor Paul Elliott

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