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Post-doctoral Research Associate at King’s College London

Post-doctoral Research Associate at King’s College London

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Applications call for Post-doctoral Research Associate at King’s College London. The successful applicant will work as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof Thalia Eley in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre and will be a member of her Emotional Development, Intervention and Treatment (EDIT) Lab. The post is part of a 5-year MRC-funded project led by Prof Eley, focussed on understanding genetic and environmental influences on the development and intergenerational transmission of anxiety and depression.

The EDIT Lab strives to be a diverse research environment that is open, welcoming and supportive to all. Faculty-wide initiatives are supported by an active Diversity & Inclusion Team. The EDIT Lab is currently predominately women from white backgrounds. To ensure that we are the diverse team we strive to be, we particularly welcome applications from men and individuals from all any other race or ethnicity background (E.g. Black, Asian, Latinx). Please see the Group Culture tab for more information on this.

Key Responsibilities

Post-doctoral Research Associate at King’s College London will

  • Conduct genetic and genomic analysis of mental health data to test hypotheses set by the grant.
  • Develop and test their own hypotheses as well as those laid out in the grant.
  • Engage in data management and data preparation, especially regarding curating the genomic data.
  • Serve as first author on scientific publications arising from the project, under supervision of the Professor Thalia Eley and other collaborators.
  • Work collaboratively on analyses of TEDS data with other members of the EDIT lab and TEDS team (e.g. MSc, PhD students).
  • Prepare talks on analyses of TEDS data for presentation to the group, department and more widely.
  • Engage in public understanding of science, for example by writing blogs about their papers and/or being interviewed for a vlog to go on the TEDS website.
  • Liaise with colleagues at TwinsUK and ALSPAC regarding use of medical record linkage variables.

Essential Criteria

  • PhD, preferably in Behavioural/Psychiatric/Statistical Genetics
  • Active interest in supporting a diverse research environment
  • Experience analysing twin/family/pedigree data, genomic data, or both
  • Experience writing and publishing papers reporting genetic analyses of mental health or other complex traits
  • Excellent attention to detail (e.g. in data management)
  • Interest in mental health, especially depression and anxiety
  • Excellent time management and ability to see projects through to the end
  • Interest in collaborative working, and experience of working well within a team
  • Willing to take on a challenge
  • Awareness of and interest in Open Science practices

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline25 July,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerKing's College London



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