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Job Offer: Research Associate (Twins Genomic Analyst):

Job description:

Job location: London
income: £37,689 to £44,292 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Published in: 11th September 2019
Closing date: 13th October 2019
Reference: R6/2013/19-DB



The income will be paid at Grade 6, £37,689 to £44,292 per annum, inclusive of £3,500 per annum London Allowance.
We are seeking for a post-doctoral researcher with initiative, creativity drive and significant practice to investigate genetic and environmental influences on the connection between physical and mental health. High levels of comorbidity between long-term physical and mental illness and recent mechanistic insights highlight the importance of greater integration of mental and physical health research. Increasing numbers of children and adults are diagnosed with mental health conditions, and the postholder will have the opportunity to contribute essential research in this area, and potentially help to inform policy discussions.
You will have a unique function working on data from two internationally renowned twin cohorts, both placed at King's College London - TwinsUK and the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS). Together these cohorts are the largest twin cohorts in the UK and some of the most deeply phenotyped and genotyped in the world. The TEDS cohort comprises twins followed from birth into their twenties, and TwinsUK has focused on older twins, thus together the two cohorts cover the lifespan. Both teams are highly supportive environments for developing early career researchers.
You will be able to develop and test your own hypotheses using our broad existing datasets, and will write papers and present your work at international conferences. There may also be opportunity for new data collections suiting your interests.
Whilst previous practice analysing twin data is desirable, anyone with structural equation model-fitting or other significant analytical skills and interest in working with twin data is encouraged to apply.
Contract Type:
This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 24 months.
Contract Term:
This is a full-time post
Selection process:
The selection process will include a panel interview.
Dr Claire Steves;
Application details:
To apply, please register with the King's College London application portal and complete your application online.
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The post holder will need to be independent and self-driven. They will need to have practice in using twins for research, for example studying gene*environment interaction, discordant twin models and classical twin studies or sibling MR. They will benefit from prior practice managing large datasets to make the most of the opportunity to work with multi-omics data. This post is jointly supervised by Dr Claire Steves and Professor Thalia Eley from TwinsUK and TEDS respectively.


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