Research Assistant/Research Associate* - Statistician/Health Data Scientist

University of Cambridge
June 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:£29,605-£44,263
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Research Assistant/Research Associate - Statistician/Health Data


We are looking for a statistical geneticist to join the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit (CEU), Department of Public Health and Primary Care at University of Cambridge.

The postholder will be developing novel statistical methodologies that enable translational and clinical application of genetic risk models. The exact project will be designed based on your research interest and the translational/clinical need proposed by our clinical collaborators. You will be working on genomic, molecular (transcriptomics, proteomic, and metabolomics), and electronic health record data, empowered by and contributing to multiple resources developed and maintained by the team (e.g. PGS Catalog, Omicspred).

The post holder will work with Dr Xilin Jiang and Professor Michael Inouye while collaborating with Professor Alkes Price (Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health) and senior scientists at NHS Genomic laboratory hub. You will have the opportunity to establish collaboration with senior scientists around Cambridge and international institutions.

The preferred candidate will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Statistics, Computer Science, or other related quantitative subject. Selection criteria includes understanding of inferential and quantitative concepts and techniques, computational skills, and experience of analysing large genetic and functional datasets, ideally with electronic health records. You should have an ability to communicate and present results to other quantitative scientists, bioinformaticians, epidemiologists, clinicians and scientists, along with excellent verbal and written communications skills and strong organisational skills.

This position is full-time.

Funding is available for 36 months from commencement in post, with the possibility of extension.

Informal enquiries are encouraged; please send your CV and a brief description of research interest to Dr Xilin Jiang: [email protected].

We strongly value and encourage Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as well as a flexible working environment.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent), including those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be, awarded appointment will initially be made at research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded (PhD needs to be awarded within 6 months of the start date). If an individual has not submitted a PhD or is not working towards one they could be appointed as a Research Assistant if they have either a degree (and/or Master's) in a relevant area or equivalent experience.

Location of post: Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Heart and Lung Research Institute, Papworth Road, Cambridge CB2 0BB

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is: 9th June 2024

The interview date for the role is: Week commencing 17th June 2024

Please quote reference RH41684 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit








    15 May 2024

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    9 June 2024

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