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Senior Research Associate in Genetic Epidemiology and Causal Inference MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit

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University of Bristol


Bristol Medical School (PHS)

£36,613 - £41,212 per annum

We are seeking a talented postdoctoral researcher with experience in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, medical statistics, epidemiology and/or causal analysis methods. The successful candidate will join the vibrant interdisciplinary research environment in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit on a collaborative project with the CHDI Foundation.

We are offering a senior research associate (SRA) post to work on a collaborative project to identify traits and biomarkers which show genetic prediction of age of onset or progression of Huntington’s disease (HD) through the application of Mendelian randomization methods developed in the IEU. The post holder will integrate genome-wide association study data into MR-Base ( and LD-Hub (, and conduct investigations relevant to Huntington’s disease. The role holder will also contribute to the development of methods of relevance to disease progression and will work in collaboration with CHDI scientists to collate datasets relevant to HD.

The successful applicant will have experience of applied statistical analysis, ideally working with genetic association analysis data, and will be qualified to the PhD level (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline. Strong computing/scripting skills (especially in R), and an ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment would be an advantage. Interaction with collaborators will form part of the role, and the SRA will be offered the opportunity of research visits.

The successful applicant will be based within the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) within the Bristol Medical School, at the University of Bristol.

Name, tel no and email details for informal contact/s: Dr Tom Gaunt ( or Prof George Davey Smith (via PA:

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 3 December 2017.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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Status: Research Scientist
Location: Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 2 Nov 2017
Expiry date: 3 Dec 2017
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