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Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

31,813 P.A. ?
University of Nottingham


Reference MED238320

Closing Date Monday, 5th October 2020

Job Type Research

Department Clinical Neuroscience

Salary £27511 to £40322 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow to join a multi-disciplinary research team in genetic research in the auditory field within Hearing Sciences, based at the NIHR Nottingham BRC. Hearing Sciences consists of research teams led by an internationally-recognised group of senior scientists, with research that spans the full range of approaches from basic auditory neuroscience to applied clinical research.

The purpose of this role will be to have specific responsibility for research, for developing research objectives and proposals for a research project in the area of Genome-wide association studies (GWAS), whole exome sequencing (WES) and whole genome sequencing (WGS) in research areas such as age-related hearing loss, otosclerosis, Meniere’s disease and tinnitus. The post holder will be expected to plan and conduct work using approaches or methodologies and techniques appropriate to the type of research, and will be responsible for writing up their work for publication.

The NIHR Nottingham BRC benefits from high-quality purpose-designed testing facilities and established research links across the University of Nottingham and the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. We also benefit from the support of dedicated staff, facilities and resources via the NIHR Clinical Research Facility and NIHR Clinical Research Network to help recruit to and deliver our clinical research studies.

Candidates should have a PhD (or be close to completion) or equivalent in a relevant subject area such as genetics, functional genomics, computer science, mathematics and experience in GWAS and WES analyses and experience with large-scale computational analysis. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, demonstrating an ability to communicate on all levels within a multi-disciplinary team. Experience in use of research methodologies and techniques to work within area, including a high level of competence in statistics or genetic bioinformatics, analysis of big data programming is also essential.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract until the 31st March 2022. The post is full-time (36.25 hours per week), however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Christopher Cederroth, Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences. Email: christopher.cederroth@nottingham.ac.uk

Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/applyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/hr/guidesandsupport/workingintheuk/documents/support-with-immigration-expenses-policy-application-form.pdf

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