The Francis Crick Institute

Machine Learner Expert

The Francis Crick Institute

London, United Kingdom

Job title: Machine Learner Expert
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
Contract: Full time, Fixed-term (18 months)
Salary: £50,000 per annum with benefits
Vacancy ID: 12107

Short summary

An exciting opportunity to be part of a pioneering biomedical research institute, dedicated to innovation and science We are planning to conduct the so far largest human proteome study, and measure plasma samples for up to 12,000 individuals. The data generated will help the prediction of human metabolic diseases, such as Type II diabetes or fatty liver disease. You will provide expert guidance in how to process, normalize and analyse data from large-scale proteomic studies and collaborate with internal and external scientists to generate and test hypotheses. To be considered for this role you will have a hands-on experience of analysing massive datasets and apply/implement state of the art machine learning algorithms. You must be a doer, an enthusiastic and flexible team player with outstanding communication skills and the ability to work efficiently and methodically.

Project scope

You will be joining a team of scientists conducting so far, the largest proteomics experiment. People of UK population have been participating followed for over two decades, blood samples have been collected, and their medical history been recorded. We have now developed a technology, that allows the analysis of this large sample collection suitable for training machine learning algorithm to predict disease related phenotypes.

You will be part of the team leading data analysis, data management, development of algorithms for understanding how molecular data can be used to predict disease prognosis. The position is temporary and with your dedicated input, the project has a large potential to become a spin-off company translating the state-of-the-art proteomics technology for personalized medicine applications and you will become a part of it.

About us
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London. The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute is world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it to the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

• If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
• The closing date for applications is 15 October 2019 at 23:45.
• All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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