Research Assistant at Imperial College London

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral associate position in bioinformatics to join Imperial College London. The deadline for applying is January 14, 2020.

The Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) at the NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) supports the acceleration of fundamental discoveries into improvements in human health. ITMAT offers BRC co-funding for proof of concept studies across translational clinical medicine and postgraduate programmes at the interface of basic and clinical sciences. The Institute promotes multidisciplinary research, pulling through biomedical applications from engineering and physical sciences and strategic commercial partnerships. Through integrated and innovative approaches from science to medicine we aim to transform medical practice through the application of powerful computational techniques.

We are now seeking a talented Research Assistant or Associate with expertise in the analysis and interpretation of complex biomedical data, including a wide range of omics data to join the ITMAT group.

The job environment will offer a career structure within the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for a Data Scientist with a deep interest in fundamental scientific challenges and the development and application of advanced and novel biostatistical methodologies to solve diverse biomedical problems.

Research: The post holder is expected to identify sources of grant funding and work with the academic team to secure grants in related areas of research. The post holder will develop their own research themes within the remit of Data Science and publish novel research findings in peer reviewed journals appropriate to the area of research.

Training and Education: In collaboration with other ITMAT Data Scientists the post holder will provide coordinated training of investigators who work with large datasets. Additionally, the appointees will contribute to Masters programmes, support PhD supervision, engage with short course development and delivery, and to appropriate undergraduate programmes.

You will have a background in bioinformatics, biostatistics or computational medicine or a related quantitative subject including molecular epidemiologists with strong analytical skills. You will also have strong scientific programming skills and algorithm/pipeline development abilities and proficiency with high performance computing.

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 until March 2022.

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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