Research Associate in Informatics

Hammersmith and Fulham, London (Greater)
£37,486-£46,499, Full time, fixed term, plus benefits
19 Mar 2019
14 Apr 2019
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We are looking for a Research Associate to join the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centre at Imperial College London. Our research focuses on understanding the causes of preterm birth and in doing so, identifying effective ways to identify and treat those women most at risk. As the first March of Dimes Centre to open outside the USA, we offer world leading expertise in glycobiology, microbiomics and metabolic profiling as well as clinical expertise in the areas of preterm birth and women’s health.

Duties and responsibilities

You will join a growing, dynamic and fun group of researchers implementing multi-omics approaches to the understanding and prediction of preterm birth.

A focus of this post will be the analysis of clinically relevant datasets that promote translation of bench-side research to the bedside as effectively as possible. Your role will be to both support and collaborate in existing research themes in this area but also, an opportunity exists to establish and develop research in the areas of data-fusion, longitudinal modelling and prediction.

You will be focused on performing bioinformatics analyses on microbiome (16S rRNA amplicon and whole genome sequencing data), metabolomic (NMR, LC-MS and DESI-MS) and glycomic (glycan array and MS) datasets collected from important clinical cohorts. Activities will include the development and maintenance of computational workflows for omics data processing, fusion and analysis using state of the art bioinformatic and statistical approaches. You will also be responsible for maintaining high levels of data management and security.

Essential requirements

You must demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria as specified in the person specification.  In particular, you must have a PhD or equivalent qualification in a discipline that is directly relevant to bioinformatics or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience.  In addition, excellent communication skills are essential – our research is conducted in a very multi-disciplinary research environment. It is also important that you have attained a demonstrable record of research leading to peer-reviewed publications and/or other relevant outputs.

Further information

This position is full time and for a fixed term of two years in the first instance.

Should you have any queries please contact: Dr David MacIntyre -

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