Application closing date
The starting salary will be from £31,411 on Grade E (Associate) or £37,474 on Grade F (Fellow), depending on qualifications and experience.
Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Postdoctoral Research Fellow/ Postdoctoral Research Associate
P73066.pdf P81361 JD.pdf
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours
or job-sharing arrangements.
This role may be subject to additional background screening.
Please note that as of 1st September 2022 our colleges and schools will be
moving into a new structure which will consist of the following three
Faculties – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, (to include the Medical
School), Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy, and Faculty of
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Summary of the role
The College wishes to recruit two Research Associates/ Fellows with strong
quantitative skills at Postdoctoral level to undertake or lead data analytical
research projects to investigate the links between human birth weight,
gestational duration and associated adverse outcomes, for both mother and
baby. One post, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is available from 01/10/2022 to
30/09/2025 (P73066). The other post, funded by NIH, is available from
01/10/2022 to 30/09/2024 (P81361). Each successful applicant will develop
and apply research ideas and methods to large-scale datasets, aiming to use
genetics (maternal, fetal and paternal) to understand the causes and
consequences of pregnancy outcomes related to fetal growth. The data will
include genome-wide genotype and exome sequence data, in addition to detailed
pregnancy and birth phenotypes. The successful applicants will work with
international collaborators, but will be based in a diverse research team in
Exeter, under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. Rachel Freathy.
The posts will include all aspects of data-driven research projects, including
developing ideas and methods, acquiring appropriate data, involving the public
and patients, performing data analysis, collaborating with others working on
the research programme, dissemination (including writing research papers),
supervising and supporting more junior staff and students, developing further
funding, and contributing to teaching and staff development.
The successful applicant will be able to develop, or aid the development of,
research objectives, projects and proposals; present information on research
progress and outcomes; communicate complex information orally and in writing;
identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing
funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.
Applicants will possess (or be nearing completion of) a PhD in human
genetics or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study,
and be educated to first degree level or above in a strongly quantitative
subject including (but not limited to) mathematics, statistics, physics or
computer science. The successful applicant at Grade F will be an
internationally recognised researcher in his or her field, as shown by highly-
cited publications, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the
discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. They will also be
able to supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Both
successful applicants will require strong data skills, including statistical
analyses and precise handling of very large datasets, and be able to work
collaboratively with diverse team members and external collaborators.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full
details of this role.
The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive
universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher
Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking
Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK
Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and
we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today
through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and
our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell
Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage
proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance
the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our
students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are
transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful
part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a
few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we
offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and
valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture
where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse
voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks
for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark),
LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability
Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we
particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented
within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for
interviews and workplaces.
We offer some fantastic benefits including:
41 days leave per year
options for flexible working
numerous discounts at leading retailers
onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental
leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full
pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful
South West of England
Please contact Dr. Rachel Freathy, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for completed applications is 8th September 2022.
Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 19th September 2022.
The College is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our
commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the
representation of women in STEM/M subjects. Our Inspiring Stories tell you
more about how we support our staff, including through a mentoring programme
to help our staff learn from the professional and life experience of
colleagues and explore opportunities and actions for career progression.