Position available in London

David Curtis dcurtis at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Tue Jan 3 03:57:20 EST 1995


INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRY

Post-doctoral Research Worker in Genetic Statistics 

Applications are invited to work with David Curtis and Pak Sham 
on developing new methods of analysis of genetic marker data, at 
the Institute of Psychiatry, London. 

The successful applicant will preferably have a PhD and 
expertise in statistics, preferably as applied to genetics. 
Familiarity with MSDOS and Unix, and some ability to program C 
or C++ would also be desirable. The projects envisaged include: 
1) Further development of the FASTMAP algorithm, including 
performance under conditions of locus heterogeneity; 2) Methods 
for detection of two-locus traits using the joint distribution 
of two-point lods; 3) Further development of methods of 
detecting linkage not dependent on correct specification of 
transmission model. However there may be some scope to work on 
alternative projects according to the interests of the 
applicant. 

Salary in the Reseach Worker 1A range, 16075 to 21460 pounds 
sterling p.a. (inclusive of 2134 p.a. London Allowance). The 
post is funded by the Wellcome Trust for two years. 

Applications in the form of a CV, including the names of 
two/three referees, should be sent to the Personnel Manager, 
Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, from 
whom further written details are available. Telephone 071 919 
3734 (24h answerphone). Please quote ref. no. 95/R05. Closing
date 30 January 1995.

Initial informal enquiries are welcome. Please contact Dave 
Curtis or Pak Sham on +44 (71) 919 3534. 

Working towards equal opportunities. 

                      University of London






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