We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Statistical Functional Genomics joining an established team with a track record of innovation and high impact research in functional genomics and susceptibility to complex disease led by Professor Julian Knight at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics
As part of a portfolio of studies looking to understand the genetic basis of disease, you will be working on a collaborative study involving patients with type 2 diabetes. You will undertake analysis of data arising from the programme including microarray genotyping and next generation sequencing data. You will play a key role in developing this programme, performing bioinformatic analysis of functional genomic and epigenomic data together with application of statistical methods. This role will support in the supervision, education and training of staff and students as necessary and appropriate.
It is essential that you have a PhD/DPhil, (or in exceptional cases expected to obtain soon), in Bioinformatics, Statistical genetics, Statistics, Mathematics and Physics, Computer Science or a related discipline. You will need experience of functional genomics analysis and a demonstrable interest in the research described here. It will be required that you have excellent analytical and quantitative skills with a proven ability to think critically about scientific analysis in order to ensure robust results. You will need experience of, and demonstrated competence in, scientific computing using at least one programming language.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
This post is offered full-time on a fixed term contract until 31 December 2021, and is funded by Specialist Diabetes Research and Treatment Centre LLC.
Please quote 149647 on all correspondence. Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 15 March 2021 will be considered.