Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Applied Genetic Epid

University of Bristol
32548.00 - 36613.00 GBP Annual
23 Sep 2017
21 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An opportunity has arisen for a talented epidemiologist with a keen interest in biomedical research, experience of working with genetic data, and a systematic and thorough approach to their work.

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) have funded a major 5 year programme of interdisciplinary research to investigate the molecular epidemiology of cancer. In this programme we aim to reduce the burden of cancer by identifying risk factors, mechanisms and predictive biomarkers that will inform diagnosis and treatment of several different cancers. The programme integrates multiple high-throughput 'omics' platforms within large-scale epidemiological studies and applies innovative causal analysis methods to robustly discriminate between exposures that are causally associated with cancer risk and progression, and hence are possible targets for intervention, from non-causal biomarkers with potential predictive utility.

The successful applicant will work within the causal analysis ('Mendelian randomization') work package (WP1) of the CRUK Programme to: Identify genome wide association studies (GWAS) of disease and complex traits; initiate and manage international collaborations based on those GWAS; collate and harmonize summary association data from those GWAS; implement Mendelian randomization studies. This position would be particularly suitable for individuals with an interest in applying for externally funded research fellowships in cancer epidemiology, with a focus on genomics.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Sarah Lewis; Tel:

It is expected that interviews will take place on Tuesday 5 December 2017.

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