Data Research Assistant (UCL)

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
5 Jan 2020
£31,479 to £33,194 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
UK DRI at UCL, London, WC1E 6BT
Funded by UK DRI for one year in the first instance.

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative supporting research to fill this gap. Research from UK DRI at UCL covers the journey from the patient to the laboratory and back to the patient with improved diagnosis, biomarkers and candidate therapies put to the test.

Professor Bart De Strooper is an internationally acclaimed researcher with a large and productive laboratory programme currently divided between Leuven and London.

His research focuses on understanding the fundamental mechanisms that underlie neurodegenerative disease with a particular interest in the cellular phase of Alzheimer’s disease, the neuro-immune axis and single cell genomics.

The De Strooper lab, based in the UK DRI at UCL, is now seeking an enthusiastic and motivated data management and high-performance computing specialist to join the team.

Researchers in the De Strooper lab deal with large amounts of complex data that need to be processed, analysed, stored, and visualised.

Your job will be close to the (data) heart of the lab; you will handle and guide this dataflow by ensuring that analysis on local and HPC hardware goes smoothly, software is installed, data is backed up and can be easily retrieved.

An exciting aspect of this position will revolve around presentation and visualisation of data in interactive web applications, both for internal and external purposes. Data is critical to the mission of the UK DRI and you will play an important role in our lab’s effort towards a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. This post will be based at the Crick.

Person criteria

You’ll have software or website development experience in Python and be able to work with high performance and cloud computing, including workflow development and data management, organisation and analysis.

You’ll have experience of Linux system administration, strong problem-solving abilities, a good understanding of the mission of the UK DRI and great interpersonal and relationship building skills in a research context.

Knowledge of or interest in bioinformatics, genomics or transcriptomics would be desirable, as would a working knowledge of statistics and the R language.

For more information and to apply, please click here. 

Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact UK DRI HQ Head of HR Laura Allum,, 020 3108 8137.