UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

IEU Senior Research Associate in Causal Epidemiological Analyses 

Location
Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Posted
21 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

IEU Senior Research Associate in Causal Epidemiological Analyses 

Job number  ACAD102848 
Division/School  Bristol Medical School 
Contract type  Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern  Full time 
Salary  £36,001 per annum 
Closing date for applications  17-Sep-2017  

We are seeking a talented senior research associate (SRA) with experience in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, medical statistics, epidemiology and/or causal analysis methods. The successful candidate will join the vibrant interdisciplinary research environment in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit on a collaborative project with Biogen Inc.
 
The SRA will work on the application of Mendelian randomization to determining causality of targets and biomarkers. The work will centre on a novel analytical platform and database (MR-Base) developed within the IEU. The SRA will work on a combination of development/implementation of novel methods within MR-Base, application of MR to specific targets and automated in silico biomarker screening using MR.
 
The successful applicant will have experience of applied statistical analysis, ideally working with genetic association study data, and will be qualified to the PhD level (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline. Strong computing/scripting skills (especially in R), and an ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment would be an advantage. Interaction with our industrial collaborators will form part of the role, and the SRA will be offered the opportunity of research visits to industrial and academic collaborators.
 
For informal enquiries, please contact Tom Gaunt: tom.gaunt@bristol.ac.uk. 
 
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.