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Senior Research Fellow - Bioinfomatician/Biostatistical Geneticist

The Department of Women’s and Children’s Health has an opportunity to appoint a Bioinformatician / Biostatistical Geneticist in our Clinical Genetics Group (CGG). The role of this position is to support and conduct independent research in the CGG by bringing statistical and bioinformatics expertise to their research programme that is focused on the genetics of childhood diseases, with the prime focus of this role being the analysis of germline genetic determinants. In this role you will collaborate across the University campus with other groups researching genetics of other disease states, including integration with an emerging group of researchers interested in the application of genomics to medical practice.

To be successful in this role you will be trained in research to a PhD level, and will have published prior research in peer reviewed journals. An important pre-requisite is a firm working knowledge of biomedical science. Strengths in statistics as applied to genomics datasets, bioinformatics, and computer programming are essential. An ability to form positive and productive collaborations will also be vital to your success in this role. You must be able to work with some independence, have sound organisational and communication skills, and be attentive to detail. This position would suit someone who would like to build towards a leadership role in academic genomic medical research.

This is a full-time, fixed term position for four years.

Applications quoting reference number 1402061 will close on Friday, 30 January 2015

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Contact Professor Stephen Robertson for specific enquiries