Postdoctoral Research Associate in Genetics of High Cognitive Abilities
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
King's College London
Salary Details: £32,277 - £38,511
Allowances: £2,323 London Allowance
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Genetics of High Cognitive Abilities to join a collaborative research team headed by Dr Gerome Breen and Professor Robert Plomin (MRC SGDP Centre, KCL). The post will be based within the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre, at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. The centre is a world leader in genetic research of cognitive and psychiatric traits, and houses state-of-the-art genomics equipment and bioinformatic infrastructure within a multidisciplinary research environment.
The successful candidate will be a member of a multidisciplinary research team that includes statistical and quantitative geneticists, laboratory genetics, a genomics core, biostatisticians and clinical informaticians. The postholder will also attending meetings with the Statistical Genetics Unit at KCL (lead Prof Cathryn Lewis). Acting as the lead analyst on an ERC funded project on the genetics of high cognitive ability, the post holder will carry out statistical data analysis which includes appropriate summary analysis, linear modelling, genetic association analysis, and next generation sequence data analysis, using R, Stata or other statistical programs as appropriate. The postholder will be a highly motivated and innovative individual with experience of work in a Unix/Linux environment. Formal training in statistics is desirable as well as experience and familiarity with statistical genetic methods. Knowledge of bioinformatics tools and programming would be an advantage.
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Closing date: 28 September 2014
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