Research Associate in Transcriptomics and Big Data Analysis

Imperial College London

Job summary

The post is to investigate transcriptomics and other big data from patiens, including those stored in the UK Biobank to study mucosal immunology related diseases in the Korcsmaros, Lloyd and Powell groups. The postholder will carry out research programmes in analysing multi-omics datasets, generating regultory network models, and to undertake supervision of undergraduate students. The Research Associate will be expected to submit publications to refereed journals and to develop internal pipelines and support group members to carry out complex analyses.

Duties and responsibilities

 You will identify and develop suitable techniques, and new methodologies, for processing and analysing of data from patient samples or from existing datasets. You are expected to ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times. You will write reports for submission to research sponsors, and present findings to colleagues and at conferences. You are expected to develop and submit publications to refereed journals and to provide guidance to staff and students.

Essential requirements

  • Research Associate: Hold or be about to obtain a PhD or on-track to complete a PhD degree in Computational Biology or a closely related discipline
  • Research Assistant: Near completion of a PhD or on-track to complete a PhD degree in Computational Biology or a closely related discipline

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant.

  • Practical experience within multiple research environments and first authored publication(s) in relevant and refereed journals
  • Experience of dealing with regulatory network resources and related tools
  • Practical experience in a broad range of techniques to study big data in biology
  • Practical and at least intermediate experience in working with multiple programming languages (Python, Bash, Javascript, R, PHP, and SQL)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computational biology approaches to analyse multi-omics data as well as research methods and procedures to interpret transcriptomics experiments

Further information

This is a full time and fixed term post for 12 months (renewable subject to funding).

Flexible working hours and option for remote working can be discussed.

The on-line interview is planned on the week of 18th April 2023.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 – £41,388 per annum.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Tamas Korcsmaros ([email protected] ).

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