Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant to work in the Translational Neuroscience and Dementia Research Group (TNDRG) on a project using informatics approaches to understand and prevent dementia, specifically on the role of the immune system in Alzheimer’s. The post is for a fixed-term duration of 1 year.

Working with other members of the TNDRG you will analyse complex genomic and epidemiological datasets, evaluating which computational tools are most suitable. You will contribute to the generation of innovative tools for linking epidemiological and multilevel omics datasets, ensuring that computer programs are written in a form that other collaborators can use and expand.

You will have or be close to completion of a PhD in either: bioinformatics; neuroscience; machine learning; statistics; epidemiology; neurology; or other relevant field. You will have experience programming on either R, Matlab, Python, C++, Java or any other imperative, object oriented or functional language.

Please direct Informal enquiries to Dr Alejo Nevado-Holgado (

You will be required to upload a supporting statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria for the post, a CV, and details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 2 September 2015. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15 September 2015.

Salary Negotiable