Research Associate in Statistics

Job summary

The project aims to understand the involvement of interactions between genetic variables with obesity towards an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Identifying novel gene-adiposity interactions will improve our mechanistic understanding for CRC and inform new prevention strategies. In this project, pathway-based analyses of these gene-adiposity interactions will be conducted for identifying biological pathways that are interacting with...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT01021
  • Date posted 20 October 2021
  • Closing date 3 November 2021

Job description

Job summary

The project aims to understand the involvement of interactions between genetic variables with obesity towards an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Identifying novel gene-adiposity interactions will improve our mechanistic understanding for CRC and inform new prevention strategies. In this project, pathway-based analyses of these gene-adiposity interactions will be conducted for identifying biological pathways that are interacting with adiposity increasing the risk of CRC. This post is funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

Duties and responsibilities

We are seeking for a talented statistician who is familiar with statistical genetics and bioinformatics concepts to join our Imperial College London team on the CRUK funded project “Investigating mechanistic pathways linking adiposity to colorectal cancer”. You will be responsible for the management and analysis of complex and high-dimensional datasets. You will work closely with the PIs and another post-doctoral fellow for meeting the targets of the proposed project.

You will hold an MSc or a PhD in Statistics and will have experience in biostatistics or closely related fields.

Essential requirements

The essential requirements for this post are as follow:

  • Research Associate: A PhD (or equivalent) in Statistics or a related subject
  • Research Assistant: MSc in Statistics (or equivalent) or a related subject
  • Experience in different statistical methodologies and models
  • Experience with statistical methods used in the fields of statistical genetics and bioinformatics
  • A broad and strong background in statistics
  • Ability to carry out original research and to produce published research papers
  • Ability to identify, develop and apply new concepts, techniques and methods
  • Ability to keep accurate records of research results and activity

Further information

The role will be full-time and fixed term and based at South Kensington Campus.

Contract duration will be between 9 and 12 months, depending on the level of appointment.

The expected start date is 1 November 2021 or soon thereafter.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694- £39,888 per annum.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

  • A full CV,
  • A 1-page research statement describing why the candidate’s expertise is relevant to this position and future research plans; and
  • The details of three referees.

For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Dr Marina Evangelou (m.evangelou@imperial.ac.uk). 

 

 

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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