(From Anthony Rowe – ICL)
Research Assistant or Research Associate
Discovery Science Research Group
Fixed Term Appointment for up to 24 months
Research Assistant salary: £26,860 – £29,850 per annum
Research Associate salary: £30,680 per annum
The Department of Computing is a leading department of Computer Science among UK Universities. It has consistently been awarded the highest research rating (5*) in Research Assessment Exercises (RAE), coming 2nd in the 2008 RAE, and was rated as “Excellent” in the previous national assessment of teaching quality.
The Discovery Science Group is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Research Assistant/Research Associate to work as a Biological Data Analyst and play a highly visible and key role in Innovate Medicine Initiative funded Unbiased Biomarkers for Predicting Reparatory Disease Outcomes (UBIOPRED).
This is a terrific opportunity to be a part of a leading translational research project by applying analysis skills for several cutting edge technologies, such as Next-generation sequencing, systems biology, etc. The successful applicant will analyze data produced during that project to support investigators identifying biological fingerprints that combined molecular profiling technologies with clinical data.
To apply you must have a proven record in working with scientists in a research driven environment and developing analysis relevant to their research. You will also have demonstrable experience in applying a wide-variety of open-source/commercial software tools for various biomedical data processing needs and substantial experience with data analysis and data transfer/parsing/management using command-line Linux/UNIX/Mac OS X platforms and shell scripting.
For a Research Assistant post you will have an Undergraduate Degree (or equivalent) or a Masters degree (or equivalent) in an area pertinent to the research subject e.g. Biochemistry or Molecular Biology. For a Research Associate post you will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Biostatistics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, or related field with an appropriate background in data analysis.
You must have excellent communication skills and be able to organise your own work with minimal supervision and prioritise work to meet deadlines. All applicants must be fluent in English.
You will be part of the Discovery Science Research Group led by Professor Yike Guo, within the Department of Computing based at the South Kensington campus. The group is dedicated to applying
Statistics, Data Mining, Simulation and Modeling and Visualization research of the analysis of scientific data.