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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: We are now looking for a Research Fellow who will be responsible for the design and analysis of single cell sequencing experiments, for the development and application of analytical methods and data visualisation methods, and for establishing and maintaining computational pipelines. The post holder will work both on high throughput sequencing data and on imaging data. The work will be at the interface of neuroscience and data science. The successful applicant will work on lab-lead projects and will be in several collaborative projects
Requirements: The successful candidate will hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Maths, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Neuroscience) with formal understanding of basic biology. Applicants must have strong backgrounds in statistics and programming skills, and be capable of developing new analytical algorithms and implementing them as software packages/libraries. Experience in analysing next generation sequencing data and single cell sequencing data and excellent knowledge of R, Python, and Unix environment are essential, as is experience in data visualization of high dimensional datasets. Knowledge of C++, Java, cloud computing, experience in neuroscience and in analysing imaging data are desirable
   
Text: Research Fellow, - Ref:1796587 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology Specific unit / Sub department Dementia Research Institute @ UCL Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 - ?42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Single Cell Genomics laboratory at the UK DRI will investigate the molecular and cellular basis of fundamental brain functions that are affected in dementing illnesses (e.g. the formation, encoding and recall of memory), charting the as yet uncharacterised cellular changes that support healthy ageing and those which lead to pathology. We are now looking for a Research Fellow who will be responsible for the design and analysis of single cell sequencing experiments, for the development and application of analytical methods and data visualisation methods, and for establishing and maintaining computational pipelines. The post holder will work both on high throughput sequencing data and on imaging data. The work will be at the interface of neuroscience and data science. The successful applicant will work on lab-lead projects and will be in several collaborative projects. The post is available immediately and is funded by the UK DRI @ UCL for a period of three years in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful candidate will hold a PhD in an appropriate discipline (e.g. Maths, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Neuroscience) with formal understanding of basic biology. Applicants must have strong backgrounds in statistics and programming skills, and be capable of developing new analytical algorithms and implementing them as software packages/libraries. Experience in analysing next generation sequencing data and single cell sequencing data and excellent knowledge of R, Python, and Unix environment are essential, as is experience in data visualization of high dimensional datasets. Knowledge of C++, Java, cloud computing, experience in neuroscience and in analysing imaging data are desirable. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary ?30,922 - ?32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. If the PhD has not yet been granted, the final accepted version of the thesis must have been submitted to the degree-granting university by the start date. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy, please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Oksana Shapoval, HR Officer, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, 23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG (email: ion.hradmin@ucl.ac.uk). For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr. Carlo Sala Frigerio (email: c.frigerio@ucl.ac.uk). UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 7 Apr 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. Job Description & Person Specification Apply Now
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