Research Associate in Data Analysis

Imperial College London Department of Computing

United Kingdom

Job summary

We seek a Research Associate to participate in a joint project between the Departments of Computing, Public Health, and Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction. We have ongoing research programs which are generating a wealth of diverse data from basic biology to clinical and population studies. With strong interactions across the Faculty of Medicine supporting the acceleration of fundamental discoveries into improvements in human health and...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01284
  • Date posted 12 May 2020
  • Closing date 24 June 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £35,477 – £40,215 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Computing
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

We seek a Research Associate to participate in a joint project between the Departments of Computing, Public Health, and Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction. We have ongoing research programs which are generating a wealth of diverse data from basic biology to clinical and population studies. With strong interactions across the Faculty of Medicine supporting the acceleration of fundamental discoveries into improvements in human health and patient benefit, there are significant opportunities to transform medical care.

Cross cutting studies at the interface between basic and clinical sciences allows close interaction between scientific, computing and clinical groups and a focus on multi-disciplinary research, pulling through biomedical applications from engineering and physical sciences and strategic commercial partnerships into the clinic. This creates an exciting and productive environment that is data rich and ideal for an ambitious and talented data scientist to thrive. Through integrated and innovative approaches from science to medicine our aim is to transform medical practice through application of powerful computational techniques. This post builds on this world-class environment offered by Imperial College in translational medicine as part of a multi-disciplinary team tackling complex data science problems.

Duties and responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to have extensive experience in applying and developing novel approaches to analyses including in areas such as genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, metagenomics and sequence analysis. As part of a dynamic and evolving multi-disciplinary group, you will:

  • Personally undertake a wide range of bioinformatics and statistical/ML/AI analyses to maximise the impact of research within the research portfolio.
  • Assist in analysis of diverse data sets and provide insight, guidance and interpretation of results.
  • Plan, analyse problems and communicate results to the group that achieve defined objectives under the leadership of the PI.
  • Develop workflows to process scientific data.
  • Work closely with PIs to publish results, develop grants and provide teaching and training in your areas of expertise.

Essential requirements

    • A PhD in an appropriate scientific area such as data analysis, bioinformatics or computer science.
    • A minimum of two years’ experience of analysing biological/clinical data and writing complex code for bioinformatics analysis
    • Strong analysis and interpretive skills to integrate, understand and describe complex datasets to provide a deeper understanding of the data.
    • Excellent programming skills in C++, Matlab, Python or appropriate languages
    • A working knowledge of SQL or other database languages
    • Experience in generating/using production pipelines and workflows
    • A strong Unix background
    • Experience in working with high performance computing
    • A willingness to collaborate with a wide cross section of scientists and clinicians
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Can work independently or with minimal supervision
    • Have excellent communication skills demonstrated by publication and collaboration.

Further information

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

  • A full CV
  • A short statement indicating what you see are interesting issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant

Informal inquiries regarding the role can be directed to Dr. Timothy Ebbels (t.ebbels@imperial.ac.uk)

For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins: j.perrins@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please emailrecruitment@imperial.ac.uk

 Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA),which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research


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