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Research Fellow in Medical Epigenomics

Human Genetics & Genomic Medicine

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £34,980 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31 May 2026
Closing Date:  Wednesday 27 September 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2379023AF-R

We are looking to recruit a researcher with PhD or equivalent qualification in the area of human medical genomics or epigenomics. We encourage applications from candidates with proven expertise in one or more of the following: medical genetics or genomics, epigenetics or epigenomics, long-read DNA sequencing, genomic or multi-omic informatics. Funded by the Medical Research Council, the position will be a fixed-term appointment until 31st of May 2026 in the Wessex Imprinting Group (PI Deborah Mackay), within the Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton.

The postholder will join a multi-disciplinary team combining clinical, metabolomic, epigenomic and genomic approaches to study a prospective cohort of people with the rare condition, Multi-Locus Imprinting Disturbance (MLID).  The study aims to better understand how MLID alters the clinical history of patients, describe novel causes of the condition, and identify epigenomic and metabolomic biomarkers to predict which patients will benefit from specific management and therapeutic interventions.  Developing novel epigenetic tests alongside long-read sequencing, the postholder will benefit from the thriving omic medicine network in the Faculty of Medicine, and an international research community on imprinting disorders, offering excellent opportunities for collaboration and publications.  

Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Southampton is a leading research university, with 92% of its research work assessed as world leading and internationally excellent in the REF 2021 assessment. UOS is a Russell group member, and its research impacts government policy-making, health issues, teaching and business.

The Medical Faculty holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace. We value diversity and equality and recognise that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness.

This position is being offered on a full-time, fixed-term basis until 31/05/2026.

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Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or quoting the job number.

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