Senior Research Associate or Research Fellow in Causal Inference or Statistical Genetics

Senior Research Associate or Research Fellow in Causal Inference or Statistical Genetics

University of Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom

Senior Research Associate or Research Fellow in Causal Inference or Statistical Genetics ACAD103723

£37,345 – £42,036 or £43,267 – £48,677 per annum

We are recruiting a researcher with a background in statistics, bioinformatics, genetic epidemiology, or statistical genetics to join Professor George Davey Smith’s research group based within the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol (MRC IEU).

The post holder will use data from family-based cohorts to improve causal inference in Mendelian randomization. Most conventional Mendelian randomization studies use data from unrelated individuals and assume that the genetic variants used as instrumental variables are not systematically related to ancestry. Data from related individuals e.g. mother-father-offspring trios or siblings, can relax this assumption. The post holder will work closely with colleagues in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Norwegian Nord-Trøndelag Health (HUNT) Study to lead research projects. The role involves extended research visits, of several months at a time in Norway.

The successful candidate will have a strong statistical, bioinformatics, or genetics background, with experience using Stata, R and other programming languages and experience working with a range of data sources and study designs. You will have experience of applied statistical analysis and a good understanding of causal inference using graphical causal models. Additionally you will have published research on genetic analysis within a family design cohort.

The successful candidate will be appointed at either Senior Research Associate (grade J) or Research Fellow (grade K) depending on experience.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Professor George Davey Smith (pa-ieudirector@bristol.ac.uk) and Dr Neil Davies (neil.davies@bristol.ac.uk).

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

To apply please visit our website at www.bris.ac.uk/jobs enter the vacancy number into the job search and follow the link to the online application process.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 3 February 2019.

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