Phenome Centre-Birmingham is a new major centre for providing national capability in state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping applied to stratified medicine. The post holder will contribute significantly to the day-to-day operation of the Phenome CentreBirmingham (PC-B) within the University of Birmingham, in particular by implementing an automated data processing pipeline, experimental design, and processing and statistical analysis of large scale MS and/or NMR based metabolomics datasets. In addition the post holder will collaborate with researchers within and external to the university (academic, industry, scientific instrument manufacturers), provide training and support in biostatistics, and undertake independent research.
● To develop and conduct computational and statistical analyses of metabolomics datasets within the Phenome Centre-Birmingham, in particular of MS and/or NMR datasets analysed by both univariate and multivariate techniques.
● Implement an automated analysis pipeline for MS and/or NMR based metabolomics datasets.
● To undertake independent research in computational metabolomics, to develop the workflows for managing and analysing metabolomics datasets, for example using Galaxy software.
● To develop and maintain the computer hardware and software associated with the metabolomics laboratory.
● To train and assist postdoctoral researchers and PhD students in biostatistical analyses of metabolomics datasets.
● To contribute to writing bids for research funding.
● Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding.
● Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars, etc.
● Undertake management/administration arising from research.
● Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews.
● Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters.
● Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research.
● Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines.