Opening For Research Associate: Bioinformatician : London

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Opening For Research Associate: Bioinformatician : London

 Research Associate: Bioinformatician
Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, UCL Institute of Neurology, under the supervision of Professor Sanjay Sisodiya. The Department was recently recognised by an independent organisation as the world’s leading epilepsy research group.
The postholder will contribute to the overall epilepsy genetics and related research of the project, and will be involved in genomic, pharmacogenomics and functional studies, utilising clinical, phenotypic, genetic and functional data through Good Research Practice and Research Governance. S/He will focus on data analysis, and work closely with colleagues to promote novel research in epilepsy, directed by genomic findings, to achieve a better understanding of the underlying mechanisms. The holder will also have access to a unique and large whole genome dataset.
Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant subject area, experience in large-scale genetic association studies and familiarity with the relevant analyses, packages and processes for bioinformatics research. Experience in next generation sequencing and analysis including whole exome and genome data is essential, as is experience in the use of bioinformatics tools, excellent organisational skills and a commitment to research and to quality in the research process.
The post, which is available immediately, is funded to August 2017 in the first instance by Epilepsy Society and Wellcome Trust research grants. Starting salary for this post will be on UCL Grade 7 in the range £33,353 – £40,313pa including London Allowance, superannuable.
You should apply for this post through where you can download a job description and person specification using ref: 1429681.
For further information regarding the application process please contact Samantha Robinson, Personnel Officer, Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email:,ac,uk). 
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Sanjay Sisodiy (
Closing Date: 24 August 2014