UCL Institute of Health Informatics


Res Fellow/Sr Res Fellow, Statistical Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Bioinformatics or Data Science

UCL Dept /Division: Institute of Health Informatics, London; Grade: 7 or 8; Hours – 1 FTE; Salary (incl. London allowance): Gr 7: £35,328-£42,701; Gr 8: £43,884-£51,769

Duties and responsibilities

The particular focus of this post is to generate new understanding of the genetic architecture of cardiac failure, including sub-types and progression phenotypes, through the analysis of large-scale genomic resources linked to EHR.

The post-holder will be expected to plan and execute analysis to progress understanding of the genetic architecture of heart failure. The post-holder will work to discover new genes and pathways for cardiac failure using a range of approaches, including working across common and rare variation and testing for interaction between polygenic risk and variants implicated in Mendelian disease.

This post is funded through the Innovative Medicines Initiative Big Data@ Heart (https://www.bigdata-heart.eu/) and is available immediately until 31 October 2021 in the first instance and may be extended subject to funding.

Key Requirements

You will have a PhD in statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology or bioinformatics with a relevant publication track record. Experience in the analysis of sequence data and the application of complex statistical models would be advantageous.

The post-holder will be motivated and resourceful, an effective independent worker, and a collaborative team member. We place a strong emphasis on supporting career development and on the potential for independence.  This post is funded through the Innovative Medicines Initiative Big Data@ Heart (https://www.bigdata-heart.eu/). Suitable candidates will be supported in applications for Fellowships.

Interested candidates are welcome to contact Dr Tom Lumbers (t.lumbers@ucl.ac.uk) for an informal discussion.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact IHI HR (ihi.hr@ucl.ac.uk).

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

For a job description and person specification, please refer to the document below:



Deadline for applications: 6 May 2019, h.23:59

TO APPLY, please visit (Vacancy Ref: 1799766): UCL jobs portal