PhD position available

A PhD position is available with Dr Lucy Crooks at Sheffield Hallam in the Department of Biosciences and Chemistry. This is a bioinformatics project developing and applying methods for filtering genetic variants found by exome sequencing. It will use existing data from the UK10K project and publicly available gene expression data to investigate the genetic causes of schizophrenia. The results should be of broad interest and applicable to the NHS 100,000 genomes project. You should have a strong interest in genetics and at least a 2.1 Honours degree in either a biological subject with a maths or statistics component, physics, or computer science. Applicants with experience in large-scale data analysis or programming in a language such as Perl are particularly welcome, however no previous experience is necessary. It is however essential that you have a logical mind and are good at solving novel problems.

More details as well as how to apply are given at

The closing date for applications is 30th June and the position will start on October 2nd.

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