UK: Research Associate in Molecular Epidemiology at Imperial College London

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 Description: We have a vacancy for a Research Associate in Molecular Epidemiology to work in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the School of Public Health.This exciting post will form part of a team of support and research staff with a particular focus on the COMBI-BIO (COMBInatorialBIOmarkers) project, recently awarded funding by the European Union FP7 Programme. COMBI-BIO is a €3million, multi-partner, international study, aiming to discover novel biomarkers for subclinical atherosclerosis using the latest in metabolic phenotyping and advanced statistical techniques. The study is led by Professor Paul Elliott, Head of Department and the Principal Investigator for COMBI-BIO. Further information about the COMBI-BIO project can be found at

Eligibility: This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a PhD degree or equivalent in Epidemiology, Statistics, Bioinformatics or a related quantitative subject to take a leading role in delivering the outputs of this exciting research project. The person appointed will work with international partners of the consortium to successfully analyse the COMBI-BIO results, which are providing a range of novel -omics markers related to subclinical atherosclerosis, especially those generated through untargeted metabolomics analyses using both Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Mass Spectrometry (MS) platforms in a “top down” systems biology approach. The work requires the post holder to handle a complex and varied workload, with great attention to detail and confidentiality.The post will also involve the usual administrative duties associated with a busy academic and research-active environment. The post-holder may also be required to undertake other duties, as required by the Head of Department and Head of School.

Duration: This post is full time and fixed-term until 30 September 2014 in the first instance.

For more information: For informal discussions please contact Dr Andrea Meiser, (Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics).

Our preferred method of application is online via our website Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Reference Number: SM159-13

Closing date: 18 August 2013

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