• University of Dundee
  • Dundee, UK
  • 27/04/2022
Full time Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence Statistics Biostatistics

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£33,309 - £40,927 a year
Job type
Fixed term contract

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Bioinformatician / Statistician, Grade 7 OR Grade 7 training where PhD yet to be confirmed 1 FTE 24 months.
We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Bioinformatician/Statistician within our Respiratory Research Team. The successful candidate will lead the analysis of microbiome datasets to understand the role of bacteria and other microbes in acute and chronic lung disease. They will join a team of scientists and clinicians performing translational research studies across Europe and will be expected to integrate metagenomic data from studies of the lung “microbiome” with clinical and inflammatory data, to identify clinical subgroups of disease with shared biological patterns which can be used to guide personalised medicine.
This role will be suitable for someone with previous experience of analysis of complex data “big data”, experience in analysis of microbiome, proteomic, gene expression or other genomic datasets and expertise in relevant analysis software. We encourage and support team members to learn new skills and training and career development opportunities. The postholder will be expected to contribute to high impact publications and presentations at international meetings and work in a well-funded group with excellent research facilities.

This role is fixed-term for a period of 24 months.

The University of Dundee enjoys an international reputation for excellence that attracts top-class students and academics from across the world – with over 140 countries represented in the University community. You will be based at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals where the School of Medicine provides outstanding opportunities in medical education and training supported by world class research facilities.

Your priorities will include:
  • Participate in an ambitious research project aiming to develop novel treatments for lung disease.
  • Carry out analysis of multiple complex datasets to a high standard.
  • Work under the supervision of the principle investigator but assume responsibility for all aspects of the project.
  • Contribute to group meetings, providing information and data to members of the Group.
Who we’re looking for:
  • PhD in statistics, mathematics or a biological subject; or be in the final stages of completing their PhD;
  • Minimal requirement of a contribution to at least one paper in a peer reviewed journal;
  • Hard working and able to work within a team;
  • Ability to collaborate with members of other research groups within the University and other academic institutions;
  • Ability to work to deadlines and to meet milestone targets, with detailed attention to time management and multi-tasking.
For further information about this position please contact Professor James Chalmers:
The University of Dundee is a signatory of the Researcher Development Concordat and is committed to enhancing research environment and culture. Engagement and support of activities which assist the researcher development agenda at the University is essential.
The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.
The closing date for applications is 23 May 2022.