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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

This role will be part of a cross-institution research team that will develop new Bayesian and computational statistical methods, motivated by and applied to a range of Health Science Applications. These applications include monitoring and inference for epidemics, analysis of large-scale genomics studies, inference from the UK Biobank data, and merging information across multiple distinct health data sources. Where appropriate new statistical methods will be made available as easy-to-use software, for example as a package in R.

This £3M programme is funded by EPSRC and brings together research groups from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Lancaster and Warwick, together with non-academic project partners.

In Cambridge, the post holder will be working at the MRC Biostatistics Unit under the responsibility of Prof Sylvia Richardson. It is expected that the health focus would be on analysis of large scale genomics studies.

The post-holder will report Professor Sylvia Richardson and will interact and collaborate with other postdoctoral scientists, research support staff and students in the Group and across the Unit, and with external Groups as necessary. Active collaboration is expected.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 4 years.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 26th April 2018 and interviews are likely to be held on 11th May 2018.

Please quote reference SL15075 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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