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THE LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE & TROPICAL MEDICINE
Department of Epidemiology and Population Health
Research ASSISTANT in statistical genetics
A Research Assistant position is available to work on methodological
research in statistical genetics. The focus of the project is on
statistical methods to incorporate gene pathway information in genetic
association studies and the post holder will be responsible for applying
novel statistical data analysis techniques to this and other genetic
research problems stemming from the core project.
The post provides an excellent opportunity to develop novel statistical
methodology within a friendly and supportive academic environment with a
large programme in Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics. Key
responsibilities will also include writing publications for appropriate
scientific journals and presenting research findings at scientific
LSHTM houses one of the largest groups of biostatisticians and
epidemiologists in the world and is the leading public health research
centre in Europe. The post is based in the Non-communicable Disease
Epidemiology Unit (NCDEU), LSHTM, and involves collaborating with
statistical and clinical colleagues at University College London.
The ideal candidate will be educated to a PhD level in Biostatistics
with a strong grounding in statistical research and development.
Previous exposure to large scale genetic data and Bayesian methods would
be highly advantageous. Knowledge on of one or more programming
languages (C++, JAVA, etc.) is desirable as is experience in using
R/S-plus, WinBUGS. This post is until 30 September 2012. The salary will
be on the Research Assistant grade in the range £30,639 to £35,194 per
Applications should be made on-line via our website at
http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk ( http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk/ ). The reference
for this post is CV01. Applications should also include a CV and the
names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately
if shortlisted. Closing date for the receipt of applications is 18
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Claudio
Verzilli([log in to unmask]), Prof John Whittaker
([log in to unmask]) or Prof Liam Smeeth
([log in to unmask]) for an informal discussion.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being
an equal opportunities employer.