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JOB: Statistician (Genetics), University of Cambridge
jueves, 12 enero 2017

Statistician (Genetics) Research Assistant/Research Associate/Senior Research Associate*


Research Assistant: £25,298 - £29,301 Research Associate: £29,301 - £38,183 Senior Research Associate: £39,324 - £49,772

*NB: The status of Senior Research Associate is awarded on the basis of individual merit and may be awarded to the successful candidate if approved by the Faculty Board of the Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine We seek a talented and ambitious statistician to join a team of statistical geneticists, genetic epidemiologists and bioinformaticians working on large-scale genomic studies of cardiovascular disease in the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU), a research group of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care in University of Cambridge. The appointment can be made as Research Assistant/Associate or Senior Research Associate according to an applicant's qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will use computational and statistical techniques to investigate potential molecular targets for the treatment of sickle cell anaemia, a debilitating hereditary haematological disorder. Sickle cell anaemia is caused by an abnormality of haemoglobin and affects approximately 10,000 people in the UK alone. The disorder can interrupt healthy blood flow, starving tissues of oxygen and causing severe pain. Presently there is no cure for sickle cell anaemia, but the up-regulation of foetal haemoglobin HbF, a protein with similar function to adult haemoglobin which is expressed during foetal and infant development, is a therapeutic option.

Indication of Key Duties: (this is not an exhaustive list)

• Identify and evaluate existing statistical methods and, where appropriate, develop novel statistical or computational techniques to test hypotheses relevant to the research programme using genetic, cellular and multiomic data.
• Implement a statistical analyses strategy to test hypothesis of interest and perform such analyses using general purpose statistical software, genetic analysis software and, where necessary, bespoke programmes.
• Write and develop bespoke scripts for data analysis using unix tools and statistical software e.g. R.
The funds for these posts are available 2 years from commencement in the first instance

Appointment at research associate is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded.

Location of post: Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge, CB1 8RN
Informal enquiries can be made to: Liza Clarke ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or telephone 01223 748622. Please quote reference RH11017 in any correspondence about this vacancy.
Interview Dates: week commencing 23rd January 2017