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Position: Research Fellow
Institution: University College London
Department: Division of Biosciences - Research Department Genetics, Evolution and Environment/Division of Biosciences
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Genomic Cryptography to join Professor Richard Mott’s research group in the UCL Genetics Institute within the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment. The Research Fellow will develop this methodology into a practical tool. This will involve improving the methodology, writing software that can operate on very large datasets, and working closely with stakeholders to ensure the code is as useful as possible
Requirements: PhD (or about to be awarded a PhD) in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, statistics, mathematics, computer science or cryptography; Proven knowledge of relevant research techniques and methodologies including software programming; Evidence of a relevant publication record in good quality peer-reviewed journal
   
Text: Research Fellow, - Ref:1877569 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Division of Biosciences Specific unit / Sub department Research Department Genetics, Evolution and Environment/Division of Biosciences Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028 - £43,533 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Genomic Cryptography to join Professor Richard Motts research group in the UCL Genetics Institute within the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment. Background: Genomic Cryptography refers to encrypting genetic and phenotypic data in order to preserve individual privacy, whilst permitting data analyses aimed at discovering loci associated with a phenotype or disease. We have developed such a method, based on random high-dimensional rotations of data, see https://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.120.303153 and https://github.com/encryption4genetics. Our long term aim is to support the FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) principles of scientific data analysis in the biosciences. The Post: The Research Fellow will develop this methodology into a practical tool. This will involve improving the methodology, writing software that can operate on very large datasets, and working closely with stakeholders to ensure the code is as useful as possible. The post is funded for up to three years in the first instance. Key Requirements PhD (or about to be awarded a PhD) in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, statistics, mathematics, computer science or cryptography. Proven knowledge of relevant research techniques and methodologies including software programming Evidence of a relevant publication record in good quality peer-reviewed journal 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 £31,542 - £33,257 per annum, including London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections). Further Details Further particulars, including 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. For informal enquiries about the post please contact Richard Mott at r.mott@ucl.ac.uk If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Biosciences staffing on biosciences.staffing@ucl.ac.uk quoting the vacancy reference number: 1877569 Please ensure you read these carefully before applying for the post. UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 3 Aug 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job description & Person Specification Apply Now
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