Research Fellow / Bioinformatician

Research Fellow / Bioinformatician

Research Fellow/Bioinformatician , – Ref:1736224 – UCL Institute of Neurology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, London

Duties and Responsibilities:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a research fellow/bioinformatician to work on genomics in the epilepsies as part of a translational genomics programme under the supervision of Professor Sanjay Sisodiya. The appointee will be part of a growing ground-breaking genomics programme, which will use a large genomic dataset with very detailed phenotypes in order to realise translation of personalised medicine for people with epilepsy.

The post is based at the well-known Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy with translational research facilities and onsite laboratories. The main purpose of the post is to advance understanding of the epilepsies through detailed clinical, investigational and genomic evaluation in a large cohort of people with well-characterised epilepsies. S/he will be responsible for the statistical analysis and the scientific interpretation of data. S/he will provide bioinformatics advice and support to other group members from different disciplines (and in return, will receive advice from other disciplines). S/he will be involved in research on the genomic and clinical data generated within the group, aiming for clinical application, and also as a result of collaboration with UCL Synaptopathies initiative group, and other national (e.g. Genomics England 100,000 Genomes project) and international initiatives.

Key Requirements:

The successful candidate will hold a PhD qualification in Genetics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Neurological Genetics or a closely related discipline and will have extensive experience in biological sequence analysis, and analysis of large genome-wide datasets. A track record of published research in statistical and/or population genetics is essential and general knowledge of neurology / epilepsy is desirable.

 Closing Date1 Nov 2018

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