Research Fellow in Mammalian Genetics
University College London, Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment London
United Kingdom

Duties and Responsibilities

The post is within the UCL Genetics Institute, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, located in the Darwin Building on Gower Street, London. It will be supervised by Prof Richard Mott. It involves a close collaboration with the State Key Laboratory of Pig Genetic Improvement and Production Technology from Jiangxi Agricultural University in China (JAU).

We are seeking a very talented and suitably experienced post-doctoral researcher to devise and carry out statistical genetic analysis of data from populations of pigs, mice and rats and possibly other species. The post-holder will liaise closely with our collaborators JAU, China including regular visits.  

The post is initially funded for 2.5 years with the possibility of extension to up to 3 years.
Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have:

(i) A PhD (or be studying towards it) in a relevant subject area: e.g. statistical genetics, population genetics, statistics, have experience with mammalian quantitative genetics including manipulating genotype, phenotype and expression data.

(ii) IT proficiency at advanced user level (Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Database, Email, 
Web based applications), experience with statistical programming in R and a theoretical understanding of quantitative/population genetics are also among Essential criteria.

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.

The Genetics, Evolution and Environment Research Department brings together scientists with shared interests in ageing, evolutionary, population and environmental biology, genetics, systems biology, theoretical biology and human genetics and evolution. There are currently nearly 50 members of academic staff, 70 postdoctoral researchers and 80 graduate students in the Department. GEE has recently moved into new laboratories in a £5.5 million refurbishment of the Darwin Building on Gower Street in the heart of the Bloomsbury campus.

The UCL Genetics Institute is a world-leading research group with an emphasis on the development and application of statistical methodologies. It is embedded with GEE. The focus of the research within the Mott group is understand the genetic architecture of complex traits in humans, animals and plants.

Further Details

Full details on the role and the person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

Please ensure you read these carefully before applying for the post as candidates must meet all essential criteria to be considered.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.

If you would like to discuss the post please contact Professor Richard Mott,

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Biosciences staffing on quoting the vacancy reference number: 1815344.
UCL Taking Action for Equality

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

Closing Date
20 Aug 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications

Interview date

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.

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