Postdoctoral positions (n=2)
We will shortly be opening two postdoctoral positions. In the meantime, we are inviting prospective candidates to submit declarations of interest.
One of the projects aims to perform large-scale data analyses of exome and genome sequencing datasets with sample sizes in the tens of thousands and integrate these with clinical and biomarker data. We are, looking, ideally, for someone with a computational biologist background, with demonstrable experience in large-scale data analysis and high performance computing.
The other project aims to perform cross-disease genomic analyses and will involve method development to integrate genetic data with molecular and phenotypic data sets. We are looking, ideally, for someone with a biostatistics/mathematical background, with demonstrable experience applying those concepts to biological questions.
The results from these projects will allow us to better understand the genetic and genomic background of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Both projects would suit young research scientists with a computing science, statistical, or genetics background wishing to contribute to the understanding of dementia. Experience in genomic data analyses is a major plus.
If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a short (1-2 paragraphs) motivation letter to recruitment/at/thegblab.com in advance.
We currently have one open position for a PhD student. The project aims to perform a detailed genomic characterisation of dementia in different understudied populations.
The results will provide us with further insights into the genetic architecture of dementias by identifying new genetic causes and risk factors.This project will use extensive genomic data already generated and will also provide the opportunity to generate substantial amounts of new data.
The project would suit someone with a computing science background wishing to get experience in biology or someone with a biomedical background wishing to expand their knowledge in computing approaches. Ideally the candidate will have some experience of genetic lab work or computational methodology.
This is a 3-year PhD studentship, fully funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK. If you are interested, please send your CV, a 1-page motivation letter and 2 references to recruitment/at/thegblab.com.
We welcome enquiries about postdoctoral or graduate level positions. We are always on the lookout for people with computational skills and ability to deal with, and make sense of, large datasets. We consider experience with DNA or RNA sequencing data as important, although not a strict requirement. If you have an interest in neurodegeneration or genomic sciences, have a knack for numbers and computing and would like to work in the intersection of data analysis and biology, please get in touch.