This newly created role will play an integral part in the Systems Epidemiology Laboratory as the Junior Team Leader and second in charge to the Laboratory Head, Professor Mika Ala-Korpela.
In this role you will be expected to:
- Provide senior support to the Laboratory Head in supervising the people in the team and also in the strategic planning of new projects and grant applications.
- Assisting with preparation of grant applications where relevant.
- Assisting with and conducting high-quality research leading to international peer-reviewed publications in leading journals.
- Supervision of research support staff involved in that research.
- Guidance in the research effort of junior members or research-only staff in their area.
- Contribution to the preparation, or where appropriate individual preparation, of research proposal submissions to funding bodies.
- Involvement in professional activities including attendance at conferences and seminars in field of expertise.
- Administrative functions primarily connected with area of research.
- Co-supervision, or where appropriate supervision, of major honours or post-graduate research projects in field of expertise.
- Attendance at meetings associated with research and / or membership of a limited number of committees.
- Organising data, research and analysis procedures.
- Participating in the development of general goals for the research project and in the planning of the field and/or laboratory work; planning and coordinating the work of laboratory assistants, graduate students, programmers and other support personnel; and serving as a consultant to the project director, grant principals, and staff.
- Proactive attendance at team meetings and attendance at all relevant seminars and staff meetings.
To succeed in this role, you will have:
- A PhD in a quantitative discipline (such as bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, statistics or epidemiology) and/or health science discipline (such as biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics/genomics).
- Expert practical and theoretical knowledge of quantitative metabolomics and metabolic profiling in large-scale epidemiology
- Expert (practical and theoretical) knowledge of quantitative biomarkers in large-scale epidemiology
- Expert practical and theoretical knowledge of genetics/GWAS
- Expert practical and theoretical knowledge of combining multiple omics data (metabolomics, proteomics, genetics) in large-scale epidemiology
- Expert practical and theoretical knowledge of Mendelian randomization
Broad knowledge of non-communicable diseases, particularly type 2 diabetes and CVD.
- Research experience in genetics, genomics, computational biology, metabolomics or bioinformatics including significant experience in the statistical or computational analysis of large human genomic and/or metabolomics datasets.
- Experience in the management, processing and quality control of large datasets.
- Previous experience in coordinating activities of students and junior staff.
- A high level of interpersonal skills, which enable the appointee to liaise effectively with a wide range of people at a variety of levels internal and external to the Baker Institute.
- Demonstrated ability to use Unix-based systems, computing clusters and related queuing systems, modern scripting/programming languages including R.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and contribute to high impact research publications.
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines without compromising close attention to detail and accuracy.
- Proven ability to work as a member of a team as well as autonomously without close supervision.
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to take initiative and to improve and enhance existing systems and procedures (quality assurance).
- A high level of independence and initiative, and demonstrated ability to consistently produce high quality results.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with privacy requirements.