Research Fellow - Biostatistician

University of Dublin, Trinity College
September 20 2016
Position Type
Full Time
Applications are invited for a motivated and self-driven individual for the position of Biostatistician with the Irish ALS Research Group, hosted in the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute's Academic Unit of Neurology. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Biostatistics or a cognate area.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a degenerative brain disease that leads to progressive decline and death within 3-5 years of first symptom. Our detailed assessment of cognitive, behavioural and social cognitive function in ALS points to significant disruption in extra-motor systems in some patients. This project will combine high resolution structural and dynamic imaging of the brain at 3 Tesla and spectral EEG/ EMG with clinical and genomic data to identify sub-clusters of ALS patients. Using robust mathematical models and building on key imaging and signal processing signatures we will develop observed-independent, quantitative markers of disease that can be utilized to generate disease clusters. These clusters will then be further analysed based on discriminatory clinical, neuropsychological and genomic data.

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