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Fellowship Opportunity with the University of Edinburgh

Apply for Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Statistical Genetics

From the University of Edinburgh Website:

We are looking for a statistical geneticist with experience in large scale analyses of genomic data to work on a post funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) that aims are harness the use, integration and interpretation of large or high dimensional genetic and genomic datasets to investigate multi-morbidity. This post focuses on developing of mathematical models to analyse population-wide genetic and environmental factors linked to multimorbid clusters and to identify causal paths of disease progression and aggregation.

The Opportunity:

The successful candidate will lead a research programme to understand multi-morbidity in human populations. The successful candidate will interact with a large research community within the Artificial Intelligence community, genomics and health research.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Technically proficient in statistical genetics methods (GWAS, LMM, etc)
  • A track record in using or developing instrumental variable methods (e.g. Mendelian Randomization)
  • Extremely good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Open and collegial
  • Track record in high impact/high quality research publications

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.


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