MRC Case PhD studentship

Organization: 
Imperial College London in collaboration with GSK
Job Location: 
Department of Genomics of Common Disease, Imperial College London, London, UK
Salary: 
starting stipend £18,398 per annum
Job Description: 

MRC Case PhD studentship
Genomics of Common Disease, School of Public Health
Statistical Platforms and Technologies GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage.
A 4 year PhD studentship is available in the Department of Genomics of Common Disease, School of Public Health at Imperial College London in collaboration with Professor John Whittaker at GlaxoSmithKline, funded by a MRC CASE studentship.
The aim of the project is to use copy number variation in the human genome as a tool for stratified medicine. The first step of the project will be to define a high resolution haplotype map of copy number variation in the human genome from UK10k and 1000 genomes sequence data, and then to subsequently impute these copy number variants in densely genotyped pharmacogenetic datasets from GlaxoSmithKline. This will allow identification of copy number variation associated with variation in drug response.
The project will be supervised by Professor John Whittaker (GSK), Dr Lachlan Coin, Dr Michael Johnson, Dr Inga Prokopenko (Imperial College).
The post is full time for a fixed-term for 4 years, commencing 2013/2014 and will be based at the Hammersmith Hospital Campus, London, with the opportunity to spend up to a year at GlaxoSmithKline in Stevenage.
The studentship will pay UK/EU tuition fees and a starting stipend of £18,398 per annum. For general eligibility details please see the following Research Council terms and conditions: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/ResearchCareers/postgrad/Pages/home.aspx
The successful candidate will be strongly motivated and capable of independent work and will have a degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or a related numerate subject and preferably an MSc in a related area or equivalent experience.
For further information and an informal discussion, contact Dr Lachlan Coin l.coin@imperial.ac.uk ) or Dr Inga Prokopenko (i.prokopenko@imperial.ac.uk).
All students will belong to the Graduate School which provides a full programme of training in research and transferable skills. Further details of the Department can be found at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/graduateschools
You should send one hard copy, and an electronic version, of a full CV, including names of two referees, and a letter stating why you are interested in this project to l.coin@imperial.ac.uk

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Closing Date: 30th November 2013

Requirements: 

Please note that candidates must fulfil College admissions criteria. For an informal discussion please contact our postgraduate admissions team at pgmedreg@imperial.ac.uk

Contact Information: 

For further information and an informal discussion, contact Dr Lachlan Coin l.coin@imperial.ac.uk ) or Dr Inga Prokopenko (i.prokopenko@imperial.ac.uk).