Research Fellow

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

October 21, 2021


Research Fellow

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in Human Genetics? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK's leading research intensive Universities?

The person appointed will use bioinformatics and molecular genetic approaches, including conventional and long-read next generation sequencing, to screen Leeds ophthalmic patients, in order to identify new causes of inherited blindness. Findings will be shared in an open data-sharing collaboration with colleagues at Manchester and Oxford Universities and Moorfields Eye Hospital, UCL. The post-holder will also access genome data from the UK 100,000 Genomes project, both from Leeds patients and others, to seek further genetic variants underlying human blindness and to confirm consortium findings. This post will therefore support highly translational medical research at the international forefront of retinal disease genomics research.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Prof. Chris F Inglehearn

Tel: (+44) 113 3438646, Email:

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies . The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. The School of Medicine holds the Gold award. We are committed to being an inclusive medical school that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location: Leeds - St James University Hospital

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Medicine & Health School/Institute: Leeds Institute of Medical Research (LIMR) Section: Molecular Medicine Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a. Working Time: Full-time Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months (research grant funded)) Release Date: Thursday 07 October 2021 Closing Date: Thursday 21 October 2021 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: MHLMR1065 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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