Research Fellows (Computational Biologists)

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Closing date 19/06/2022 at 5pm.

The Opportunity 

NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) and University of Edinburgh (UoE) are leading research-intensive Institutes of Higher Learning. Both Universities have dynamic research environments with many areas of complementary and overlapping activity. In particular, the Universities have large scale population health research programmes, coupled to well-established health data platforms, and advanced techniques in genomics. This includes the SG100K study of 100,000 Asian individuals in Singapore (hosted by LKCMedicine) and the Generation Scotlans study of 24,000 people in Scotland. The two Universities are therefore well positioned to collaborate on population and genomic research to address non-communicable disease, taking advantage of the insights generated from epidemiological studies that straddle ethnic groups.

We are currently recruiting Research Fellows (Computational Biologists) for this joint project collaboration. Selected candidates will be appointed for 2 years in the first instance, during which time they will spend 12 months at LKCMedicine and 12 months at UoE. Each fellow will be responsible for driving one of the identified themes of work, under the joint supervision of the PIs from LKCMedicine and UoE. Allocation to one of the following projects will be based on their expertise and track record.

  1. Precision Medicine. Develop predictive models that improve identification of clinically important variants in genes of specific relevance to clinical care (e.g oncology, rare disease) in the Asian populations.
  2. Cognitive Health. Provide new insight into the causal relationship between DNA methylation and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients and identify population level commonalities and differences in that relationship.
  3. Molecular epidemiology of skin disease. Improve our understanding of the role of genetic and epigenetic mechanisms in the development of atopic dermatitis, and provide new insights into the pathophysiology of atopic skin inflammation.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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