Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Applied Genetic Epidemiology

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,797 – £38,017 per annum (Grade I) / £38,017 - £42,792 per annum (Grade J)
04 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Full Time

Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Applied Genetic Epidemiology (maternity cover) Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme 

Division/School Bristol Medical School
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,797 – £38,017 per annum (Grade I) / £38,017 - £42,792 per annum (Grade J)
Closing date for applications 03-Nov-2019

An opportunity has arisen for a talented epidemiologist with a keen interest in biomedical research, experience of working with genetic data, and a systematic and thorough approach to their work for a short term, maternity cover post.

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) have funded a major 5 year programme of interdisciplinary research to investigate the molecular epidemiology of cancer.  In this programme we aim to reduce the burden of cancer by identifying risk factors, mechanisms and predictive biomarkers that will inform diagnosis and treatment of several different cancers.  The programme integrates multiple high-throughput ‘omics’ platforms within large-scale epidemiological studies and applies innovative causal analysis methods to robustly discriminate between exposures that are causally associated with cancer risk and progression, and hence are possible targets for intervention, from non-causal biomarkers with potential predictive utility.  

The successful applicant will work within the causal analysis (‘Mendelian randomization’) work package (WP1) of the CRUK Programme to: Identify genome wide association studies (GWAS) of disease and complex traits; initiate and manage international collaborations based on those GWAS; collate and harmonize summary association data from those GWAS; implement Mendelian randomization studies. 

For informal queries, please contact: Dr Sarah Lewis,, (0117) 33 13316 

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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