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About the role

You will join an internationally-renowned Wellcome Trust and MRC funded team (led by Prof. Martin Tobin and Prof. Louise Wain) undertaking original research using unique “big data” from local studies (particularly the EXCEED study) and from collaborative national and international studies (including international consortium-based studies of lung function, smoking behaviour, drug response and other complex traits), employing large-scale data (phenotype and genotype) to inform understanding of disease determinants, target validation and disease prediction.

You will support association analyses for large scale datasets. These could include genome-wide association studies or resequencing studies, in silico functional follow-up of identified variants, or risk modelling for verified discoveries, with a particular focus on respiratory traits. You will also undertake independent research that contributes to new intellectual understanding, under direct supervision and guidance.


About you
With a degree level qualification in a relevant discipline you will have experience or, at least, basic knowledge of epidemiological study design and data analysis and experience of statistical genetic analyses and basic knowledge of human genetics. Good knowledge of R statistical software is essential as is a working knowledge of UNIX as well as Windows operating systems and sound computer programming skills. An MSc in a relevant discipline (or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience), practical experience in medical statistics, data science, or a related field and experience of bioinformatics would be beneficial. 
Additional information

 Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Chiara Batini on cb334@leicester.ac.uk

Interviews anticipated to take place w/c 12 October 2020
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here.

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University is ranked within the top 25 UK Universities in all international league tables and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.

We offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.