Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Statistics

Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Statistics

A position is available for a Postdoctoral Research fellow to work at the interface between medical epidemiology and microbial genomics. The appointee will work as part of a large multi-centre study on the relationship between intestinal microbial composition and health in elderly people. The study includes researchers from University College Cork, Cork University Hospital and Teagasc Moorepark and will exploit cutting edge metagenomics and clinical analysis of diverse health indices in a large cohort of elderly subjects, including unique longitudinal measurements. The appointee will report to Dr. Tony Fitzgerald, Dept. Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC, / Dept. Statistics, UCC, and to the project co-ordinator, Dr. Paul O’Toole, Dept. Microbiology UCC. The project will also involve collaboration with Dr. Daniel Falush, University College Cork. The post would be suitable for a statistician with a background in medical epidemiology who is interested in genetics, or a geneticist with a strong quantitative background who is interested in epidemiological analysis. This is a full-time fixed term contract appointment, initially for two years, on the CHIU Senior Postdoctoral salary scale.

Please send

1) A letter of introduction stating why you would be suitable for the position.

2) Your CV, including contact details and e-mail addresses for two people willing to provide a referenceletter.               

3) Deadline for applications is Friday, 08th February 2008. Only those candidates considered suitable for the post will be informed by return email. Candidates considered suitable for the post will be required to attend for interview (date and location to be announced).


Job description

Location:           University College Cork

Job type:           Term Contract, full time

Salary:             Postdoctoral fellow, CHIU Senior scale


  • To perform a range of statistical analyses involving both epidemiological and genetic/microbial community data
  • To interact with other project members, including clinical and analytical staff, to facilitate data transfer and analysis
  • To provide guidance to other project members in relevant aspects of the project
  • To produce written and oral reports required for the project and to prepare manuscripts for publication in leading international journals
  • To work on own initiative and as part of a team

Please send covering letter and CV to Dr. Paul O’Toole, UCC (; 021 490 3997).

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