Research Associate UK Dementia Research Institute (Imperial)

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Closing Date
23 Feb 2024
£45,593 to £53,630 plus benefits
UK Dementia Research Institute, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus
The role is offered Full Time and Fixed Term, initially for 2 years with the potential for extension.

About the job

Dementia is the biggest health challenge of our century.

To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it.

The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap.

The UK DRI at Imperial brings together researchers from diverse backgrounds with fresh perspectives, drawing on the university’s unique strengths, resources and focus on science, engineering, medicine and business. The team recognises that the challenges of dementia demand new concepts, new approaches and a diverse range of new research tools and directions. Their holistic approach views the ageing brain in the context of the ageing body, not in isolation.

The research group of Dr Alexi Nott in the UK DRI at Imperial College London is investigating the contribution of epigenetics in driving disease risk for ageing-related brain disorders.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Analysis and visualisation for large scale ‘omics datasets
  • Lead computational projects exploring the transcriptome, epigenome and 3D chromatin architecture of brain cell types
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary research team
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for an organised, methodical approach to your work

Essential Criteria

Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Computational Biology, Mathematics or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research or industrial experience

Strong programming skills in R, Python, or other coding languages (e.g., C++, Matlab)

Experience within a High-Performance Computing environment

Contact Information

To apply visit here

Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Alexi Nott  for an informal discussion about the project.