Research Assistant/Associate in Cambridge Centre of Neuropsychiatric Research

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
19 Dec 2019
Grade 5 £26,715 - £30,942/ Grade 7 £32,816 - £40,322
Philippa Fawcett Drive, Cambridge, CB3 0AS
available until 31 December 2022 in the first instance.

Grade 5 £26,715 - £30,942 (without PhD)

Grade 7 £32,816 - £40,322 (with PhD)

A Research Assistant/Research Associate position is available in the field of data analysis/statistics at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (University of Cambridge).

The successful applicant will be joining the research group of Professor Sabine Bahn.

The Bahn lab in collaboration with its university spin-out company PsyOmics Ltd is developing combined digital and biomarker diagnostic tests for the early diagnosis of psychiatric disorders.

The successful applicant should have a PhD (or be close to obtaining a PhD) in systems biology, (bio)statistics, computer science, experimental psychology or a related discipline and should have:

  • Strong knowledge of univariate and multivariate statistics and experience with statistical analysis of biological data, in particular general linear models. Knowledge of data mining techniques including machine learning algorithms is highly desirable.
  • Strong understanding of experimental design, particularly in the context of biomedical science, systems biology and proteomics.
  • Expert knowledge of and experience using the statistical programming language R. Additional experience in other programming languages such as Python is highly desirable.
  • A background in neuroscience and knowledge of neuropsychiatric/CNS research is desirable.

The role requires good communication skills and high motivation. In addition, the successful applicant should be a strong team player who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary environment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2022 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

For more information and to apply, please click here. 

Contact Details

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Prof Sabine Bahn

Please quote reference NQ21533 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.