IEU Senior Research Associate/ Research Fellow in Bioinformatics and Causal Inference

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Grade J: £36,613 - £41,212 per annum/ Grade K £42,418 per annum
28 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking a talented senior research associate / research fellow with extensive experience in biomedical data integration and analysis, web application development, data mining and causal inference. The successful candidate will join a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit, working within a programme on data mining of epidemiological relationships (

The successful candidate will be appointed at either Senior Research Associate (grade J) or Research Fellow (grade K) depending on experience. The postholder will have the opportunity to develop their own research portfolio within the programme, contribute to teaching and postgraduate training and will be supported in their career progression.

Who we are looking for: You will have a strong computational background, with experience in Python, R and other programming languages and experience working with a range of bioinformatic data sources. Ideally you will be familiar with graph databases (eg Neo4J). You will also have experience of applied statistical analysis and/or machine learning and will have a good understanding of causal inference using graphical causal models.

The successful applicant will be based within the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) within the Bristol Medical School, at the University of Bristol. Informal enquiries are welcome, and may be made to Dr Tom Gaunt (

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