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Research Assistant / Research Associate (Biological Data Analyst)

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Research Assistant salary in the range: £27,400 to £30,450 per annum

Research Associate salary in the range: £31,300 to £35,810 per annum

Fixed Term Appointment for up to 21 months

The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. It has consistently been awarded the highest research rating (5*) in Research Assessment Exercises (RAE), coming 2nd in the 2008 RAE, and was rated as “Excellent” in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.

The Discovery Sciences Group is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Biological Data Analyst to play a highly visible and key role in Innovate Medicine Initiative funded Unbiased Biomarkers for Predicting Respiratory Disease Outcomes (UBIOPRED).

This is a terrific opportunity to be a part of a leading translational research project by applying analysis skills for several cutting edge technologies, such as Next-generation sequencing, systems biology, etc. The successful applicant will analyze data produced during that proj ect to support investigators Identifying biological fingerprints that combined molecular profiling technologies with clinical data.

To apply you must have a proven record in working with scientists in a research driven environment and developing analysis relevant to their research. You will also have strong knowledge in statistics and demonstrable experience in applying a wide-variety of software tools for various biomedical data processing needs. You are also expected to have substantial experience with data analysis and data transfer/parsing/management using command-line Linux/UNIX/Mac OS X platforms and shell scripting.

To be appointed at Research Assistant level you are required to have a good first degree (or equivalent) or Masters degree (or equivalent) in Biostatistics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, or related field with an appropriate background in data analysis. To be appointed at Research Associate level you are required to have a PhD (or equivalent) in the above.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your own work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in English.

You will be part of the Discovery Sciences Research Group led by Prof. Yike Guo, within the Department of Computing based at the South Kensington cam pus. The group is dedicated to applying Statistics, Data Mining, Simulation and Modelling and visualization research of the analysis of scientific data.

How to apply:

Our preferred method of application is online via the website at: (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number EN20120028RS into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Applications must include the following:

- An application form quoting reference UBIOPRED YG0212 on the form

- A full CV

- A 2-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant

For queries regarding the application process contact Joanne Day:

Closing date: 4 April 2012

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