IEU Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Epidemiology

IEU Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Epidemiology

University of Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom

Job number ACAD103645
Division/School Faculty of Health Sciences
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 – £37,345 (Grade I) £37,345 – £42,036 (Grade J)
Closing date for applications 06-Dec-2018

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on an exciting research project exploring risk factors and potential intervention targets for chronic kidney disease progression. The research will employ causal inference methods, including Mendelian randomization, to analyse large genome-wide association and proteomic datasets. The successful candidate will join a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (Director Prof George Davey Smith), as part of a MRC Stratified Medicine project (led by Prof Moin Saleem).

The postholder will have the opportunity to develop their own research ideas within the programme, contribute to teaching and postgraduate training and will be supported in their career progression. They will also have access to a range of training opportunities to build their expertise in epidemiology, genetics and data science.

Who we are looking for: You will have a strong background in epidemiology, statistical genetics, applied statistics or data science, with experience working with large biomedical/health datasets. Ideally you will have expertise using R for statistical analyses, and knowledge and/or experience of Mendelian randomization methods.

The successful applicant will be based within the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) in the Bristol Medical School, at the University of Bristol, but there may also be an opportunity to spend some time visiting academic and/or industrial collaborators in the US.

Informal enquiries are welcome, and may be made to Prof Tom Gaunt (tom.gaunt@bristol.ac.uk) or Dr Lavinia Paternoster (L.Paternoster@bristol.ac.uk).

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Thursday 6th December 2018.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: numberACAD103645

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