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About the role

The EXtended Cohort of E-health, Environment and DNA (EXCEED) study is a longitudinal cohort of over 10,000 participants with a broad research utility to address a range of diseases, including respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, metabolic disease, multimorbidity, and drug response. EXCEED has contributed to diverse new successful research, from PhD students and fellowships through to projects, programmes and industry collaborations. Among its projects are those aimed at developing new treatments and better targeted treatments through genomics.

EXCEED data are available from questionnaires, examination, linked primary and secondary health care records, environmental data and genetic data, and the study is still recruiting. In this role you will develop, implement and support software and informatics approaches to manage the collection and assist with study management, integration of these data from diverse sources, and prepare datasets for substudies and analyses.

You will also provide informatics direction and support where required to related research led by Prof. Martin Tobin’s team, such as analyses of primary care data in UK Biobank, of a similar form to that available in EXCEED. 
About you
With an education to PhD level in bioinformatics, computer science or another related discipline, or equivalent experience, you will have evidence of research activity and of contributing to IT or informatics projects. Experience of clinical research projects would be beneficial. 
You must an excellent communicator and collaborator, able to work independently and as part of the wider research team. 
Additional information

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. 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.

In return for your hard work, 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.
 
Full-time, part-time (to a minimum of 0.6FTE 22.5 hours per week) or a job share would be considered. Please give details in your application. 
 
Informal enquiries please contact Professor Martin Tobin, +44 (0) 116 229 7270, or email mt47@le.ac.uk
 
Interviews are anticipated to take place on 27 February 2019.