Research Fellow

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Closing date: 30th November

Research Fellow

UCL – MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing

This post will be funded for two years in the first instance.

We have an exciting postdoctoral research position in epidemiology or statistical genetics available to investigate the role of common pathogens in the formation of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and stroke risk. It will use cutting-edge multiplex serology and neuroimaging data from three large-scale population-based cohort studies, combining conventional and genetic epidemiological methods.

As a Research Fellow on this grant, you will also form part of a large multidisciplinary team between several UCL departments alongside groups at other UK universities, with the aim to conduct large-scale epidemiological analyses of long COVID in several longitudinal population-based cohort studies and large electronic health record databases, such as OpenSAFELY.

PhD or equivalent work experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, statistical genetics or a related population health science. Experience of publishing empirical research findings, excellent analytic skills, including statistical analysis and data handling. Evidence of proficiency in relevant computer packages for quantitative data analyse, e.g. Stata, R, Python, Bash.

The candidate is expected to have a wealth of past experience of analysing data from longitudinal studies OR genetic epidemiology / statistical genetics. Experience of modelling complex datasets, including genetic, imaging, or -omics data is strongly desirable but not essential.

If a PhD is not yet awarded at the start date, appointment will be at Research Assistant grade 6B £32,219 – £33,958 per annum (including London Allowance of £3,461 per annum), with payment at grade 7 backdated to the date of submission of the final PhD thesis.

For any queries, please contact Jane Johnson

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