· Closing date 27 February 2023
· Interviews will be held a week after the closing date of the application deadline
We are seeking a Research Associate in Bayesian Statistics and Causal Inference with a strong background in Bayesian and computational statistics or machine learning and causal inference, including machine and statistical causal structure learning, to develop novel causal inference tools tailored for single-cell sequencing data.
This project is based on the world-largest single-cell RNA-sequencing dataset of the human brain derived from 147 samples combined with genotype information to define molecular causes for neurological disease. It will also expand and use other publicly available single-cell datasets combined with genotype data. The main aim of this project consists of novel causal inference and structure learning methodologies as well as their software implementation tailored to, but not limited, to scRNA-seq.
This is a collaborative project with national and international experts in their field including Prof Michael Johnson, Professor of Neurology and Genomic Medicine, Imperial College, Dr Leonardo Bottolo, Reader in Statistics for Biomedicine, University of Cambridge, and Prof Guido Consonni, Professor of Statistics, Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy. The position is funded by the “MRC Better Methods, Better Research” panel and includes a generous travel and computing budget. The funds for this post are available initially for 3 years in the first instance.
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Verena Zuber at email@example.com or Dr Leonardo Bottolo at firstname.lastname@example.org