Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • Full Time
  • Exeter
  • Posted 1 month ago

University of Exeter

Job title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

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University of Exeter

Job description

Faculty of Health and Life SciencesThis new full-time post is immediately available until 30 September 2024 on a fixed term basis.We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.The postThe Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr Doretta Caramaschi. This post funded by The Waterloo Foundation is available immediately for 6 months. The successful applicant will conduct research on epigenomics and machine learning in relation to neurodevelopment in collaboration with the Complex Disease Epigenomics group (led by Prof. Jonathan Mill) and the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol (Dr Mattew Suderman). The successful applicant will join a project aimed at understanding attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder and co-occurring traits by analysing longitudinal data from children with complex neurodevelopmental phenotypes, performing bioinformatic analyses and applying machine learning approaches.The post will include project management, literature reviews, advanced statistical analyses, diagnostic tools, conference presentations. The project will also involve connecting with families with ADHD throughout and it will provide an opportunity to the postholder for to engage with them and to conduct impactful and rewarding research. The project will be based at the University of Exeter in collaboration with the University of Bristol. Remote or hybrid working options within the UK are possible for this post.About youThe successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or nearing completion) in molecular epidemiology or in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and expertise in performing genomic/epigenomic analyses of epidemiological data to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to work collaboratively and supervise the work of others as required.Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around

(up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

The University of ExeterWe are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world’s most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – and how we are for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as aOur Equality, Diversity and Inclusion CommitmentWe are committed to ensuring are available for interviews and workplaces.Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.We are proud signatories of the and welcome applications from service people.Further informationFor further information please contact Dr Doretta Caramaschi, e-mail [email protected]Job title Postdoctoral Research Associate Job reference S84747 Date posted 26/04/2024 Application closing date 19/05/2024 Location Exeter (Hybrid) Salary The starting salary will be from £32,982 to £38,205 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience. Package Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable). Contractual hours 36.5 Basis Full-time Job category/type Research Attachments Job descriptionFaculty of Health and Life SciencesThis new full-time post is immediately available until 30 September 2024 on a fixed term basis.We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.The postThe Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr Doretta Caramaschi. This post funded by The Waterloo Foundation is available immediately for 6 months. The successful applicant will conduct research on epigenomics and machine learning in relation to neurodevelopment in collaboration with the Complex Disease Epigenomics group (led by Prof. Jonathan Mill) and the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol (Dr Mattew Suderman). The successful applicant will join a project aimed at understanding attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder and co-occurring traits by analysing longitudinal data from children with complex neurodevelopmental phenotypes, performing bioinformatic analyses and applying machine learning approaches.The post will include project management, literature reviews, advanced statistical analyses, diagnostic tools, conference presentations. The project will also involve connecting with families with ADHD throughout and it will provide an opportunity to the postholder for to engage with them and to conduct impactful and rewarding research. The project will be based at the University of Exeter in collaboration with the University of Bristol. Remote or hybrid working options within the UK are possible for this post.About youThe successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or nearing completion) in molecular epidemiology or in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and expertise in performing genomic/epigenomic analyses of epidemiological data to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be able to work collaboratively and supervise the work of others as required.Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around

(up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

The University of ExeterWe are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world’s most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – and how we are for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as aOur Equality, Diversity and Inclusion CommitmentWe are committed to ensuring are available for interviews and workplaces.Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.We are proud signatories of the and welcome applications from service people.Further informationFor further information please contact Dr Doretta Caramaschi, e-mail [email protected]

Expected salary

£32982 – 38205 per year

Location

Exeter

Job date

Sun, 28 Apr 2024 06:17:18 GMT

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