Research Associate in Computational Genomics | UK Dementia Research Institute


Imperial College London


London, England, U.K.

Principal Investigator

Nathan Skene


Job summary

Applications are invited for a fully funded Research Associate in Computational Genomics in the UK Dementia Research Institute at Imperial, within the Neurogenomics Lab of Dr Nathan Skene, Department of Brain Sciences. 

Dementia is the greatest health challenge of our century. To date there is no way to prevent it or even slow its progression, and there is an urgent need to fill the knowledge gap in our basic understanding of the diseases that cause it. The UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) is the biggest UK initiative driving forward research to fill this gap. Dr. Skene's research group in the UK DRI at Imperial College London seeks to identify regulatory mechanisms which cause neurodegenerative disorders, along with the cell types in which they act, and determine whether inhibition or activation of the pathway is associated with increased disease risk.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their Ph.D. will be appointed as a research assistant within a salary range of £40,694-£43,888 per annum.


  • Analysis and visualisation for large scale omics datasets.
  • Lead computational projects to interpret the results of human genetics studies.
  • Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary research team.
  • Demonstrate an aptitude for an organised, methodical approach to your work.