Research scientist position: statistical genomics and computational biology

Research scientist position: statistical genomics and computational biology

Posted by Victoria Nicholl on Wed, 14/11/2012 - 10:53

We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic Research Scientist/Bioinformatician to join the Statistical Genomics and Systems Genetics Group at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) located on the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus near Cambridge in the UK.
The goal of the research group is to devise computational and statistical approaches to understand the interplay of genotype, cellular factors and external influences and their implications for phenotype. Our research is hypothesis-driven and tailored towards answering pertinent biological questions from high-throughput omics datasets.

We combine statistical machine learning with mechanistic modelling concepts to integrate genotype information, molecular profiling data and other phenotypic information. Current research directions include the development of statistical methodology for genome-wide association studies, methods to dissect the genetic architecture of molecular traits and causal modelling to predict functional targets for molecular intervention. Our methodological research aims are embedded in close collaborations with experimental partners.

The successful applicant will hold a doctoral degree or equivalent qualification in computer science, mathematics, physics, and/or engineering. We especially seek candidates with prior experience in statistical aspects of systems biology projects, including gene expression data analysis, GWAS and analysis of NGS data. A foundation and background in statistics, machine learning, optimization and dynamical systems is very beneficial. A background in biology, or previous experience tackling biological questions is desirable but not necessary.
For informal enquiries contact Oliver Stegle
. Applications should be made online (deadline 23. November). For further details and application instructions, see http://ig14.i-grasp.com//fe/tpl_embl01.asp?newms=jj&id=49988&aid=15470.