A43129R – Research Assistant/Associate


Research Assistant: £26,537 – £28,143

Research Associate: £28,982 – £30,738

You will investigate the role of DNA methylation as a potential mediating mechanism between early life exposures and the development of childhood leukaemia. You will be expected to use a two-step Mendelian randomization approach to analyse existing genome-wide association and epigenome-wide data to consider the role of DNA methylation as a mediator of environmental exposures on childhood leukaemia risk. You will be involved in interpreting the results and preparing them for publication.

You will have a good first degree in a relevant subject and a MPH/MSc/MA in public health, health sciences, health services research, epidemiology, social science or research experience showing equivalent knowledge by significant contribution to several research projects. You will have a PhD for appointment at Associate level.

You will be enthusiastic and self-motivated with an interest in childhood leukaemia. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work co-operatively with others, but also to work independently.

Tenable for six months, with an end date of no later than 31 March 2017.

Applications for part-time/flexible working will be considered; please state your desired working arrangements in your application.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Jill McKay, Lecturer in Molecular Epidemiology, Institute of Health and Society by e-mail in the first instance: jill.mckay@newcastle.ac.uk

The Institute holds a silver Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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