Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Exeter
We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with a background in bioinformatics, computational biology or data science to join a world-leading team of researchers to study the genetic basis of diabetes and related conditions. The position is available for two years full time equivalent, but we would welcome applicants seeking to work flexibly or less than full time.
The successful applicant will be working with Dr Matthew Johnson and Dr Kashyap Patel in the world leading department of genomic medicine to identify novel genetic causes of diabetes and related disorders using extremely large- scale cohorts. The position will involve analysis of exome and genome sequence data, SNP array data and clinical data. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with a world leading team of bioinformaticians, molecular geneticists and clinicians working in monogenic diabetes and polygenic diabetes (https:// www. exeter.ac.uk/diabetes/).
The successful applicant will possess a PhD/DPhil/MSc (or near completion) in bioinformatics, genetics, data science, mathematics, statistics, computer science or a related field. You should have a successful track record in academic research that includes the statistical analysis and interpretation of complex or large datasets, and excellent problem-solving abilities. Experience analysing exome sequence, SNP chip or clinical data will be desirable, but not essential. A good knowledge of Python, R or similar language and the ability to write and develop scripts as well as modify and implement open source or published code is desirable.
What we can offer you
Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
We offer some fantastic benefits including:
41 days leave per year
options for flexible working
numerous discounts at leading retailers
onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
Please contact Dr Matthew Johnson, e-mail; M.firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 07834593910 or Dr Kash Patel, email: K.A.Patel@exeter.ac.uk, telephone 07984165841.