2013 Research Fellowships in Statistical Genetics at King’s College London in UK

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Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics at King’s College London offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. The fellowships are offered in the field of in Statistical Genetics. Applicants applying for the fellowship should have a strong academic background in statistics, bioinformatics, computing or genetics, with wide experience of statistical research in the genetic basis of complex traits. International applications will be considered for this position.

Study Subject(s): The Fellowship is provided to learn Statistical Genetics.
Course Level: This Fellowship is for pursuing Postdoctoral Research at King’s College London in UK.
Scholarship Provider: King’s College London
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants should have a strong academic background in statistics, bioinformatics, computing or genetics, with wide experience of statistical research in the genetic basis of complex traits. Candidates should have a good publication track-record, be highly motivated individuals with excellent communication skills, and have the ability to work independently.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International applications will be considered for this position.

Scholarship DescriptionKing's College LondonApplications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Fellow in Statistical Genetics, to be based at King’s College London and St. George’s University of London too work in the Translational Genetics theme of the NIHR BRC NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London. This is a world leading centre for genetic and genomic research of human diseases and traits, and houses state-of-the-art genomics equipment and bioinformatics infrastructure within a multidisciplinary research environment. The successful candidate will (1) provide statistical genetics analysis of association and sequencing studies in ischaemic stroke (lead by Professor Hugh Markus, St. George’s University of London), and (2) develop and apply statistical genetics methodology for research projects within the Translational Genetics theme of the Biomedical Research Centre, supervised by Professor Cathryn Lewis. This position provides an exciting opportunity to work in cross-disciplinary research groups applying analytical approaches to the study of human disorders, and will enable a postdoctoral researcher in statistical genetics to consolidate their research profile. The role will involve collaborations with high-profile researchers with extensive patient cohorts, detailed clinical information and genetic studies based on both genotyping and sequencing. The post holder will work closely with Professor Hugh Markus and his research group, taking primary responsibility for analysis of ongoing studies in ischaemic stroke. The Stroke Research Group has access to large datasets of GWAS from ischaemic stroke with over 20,000 cases and 70,000 controls. More widely in the Translational Genetics theme, the post holder will contribute to current research projects providing statistical input on study design and analysis, translating genetic findings to patient benefit. The ability to use standard statistical genetic approaches will be expected, including the analysis of genome-wide association studies, imputation and fine mapping.

Number of Awards: Not known

Duration of Awards: Fixed term contract until 31st March 2015.

What does it cover? The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience, within the Grade 7 scale, currently £40,845-£48,264, per annum, inclusive of £2,323 London Allowance, per annum.

How to apply: Applications should be submitted electronically.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applicants should submit their applications till 21 April 2013

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