Grade: 7 £31,076 - £38,183
Day to Day Reporting to: Professor Colin Palmer
Staff Supervision: The post-holder is not responsible for staff supervision.
Duration of employment: 20 months
The post holder will be the main researcher on the Dundee component of a new multi-disciplinary Genomic initiative funded by Astra Zeneca. This programme is a collaboration between four Scottish Universities, Stratified Medicine Scotland and Astra Zeneca. The programme will be highly translational and the starting point will be the study of patients with COPD and smokers who have not developed lung disease. Dundee’s main contribution will be to identify risks for developing COPD, and to build a prediction model for COPD outcomes. You will mainly work with large population cohorts and datasets hosted by the Tayside Bioresource (http://medicine.dundee.ac.uk/tayside-bioresource): Generation Scotland (n = 24,000), GoDARTS (n = 9,000) and GoSHARE (n=150,000). These include rich phenotypic data (on medications, hospitalisations and many other clinical, psychological and socio-demographic factors) and genome-wide sequencing data. Your purpose will be to address the hypothesis that an individual's risk of developing (severe) COPD and its outcomes can be predicted by specific environmental, genetic and clinical risk factors. You will liaise with other partners in the programme throughout its duration.