Post-doc, Queen Mary University (London)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Behavioural Genetics/Epigenetics at Queen Mary University of London
We are seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher with advanced expertise in the analysis of epigenetic and genetic data to work on existing data from a NIH-funded international study aimed at investigating the biological pathways of psychological risk and resilience in Syrian refugee children. This unique project, based at the Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK, explores the complex interplay between psychosocial, neuroendocrine, epigenetic (Illumina EPIC), and genetic (Illumina GSA) factors in more than 1,000 Syrian refugee children based in Lebanon across two time points.

The post holder will be based in London and work closely with, and under the supervision of, Prof Michael Pluess (Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology, QMUL) and Prof Vardhman Rakyan (Centre for Genomics and Child Health in the Blizard Institute, QMUL). The main role of the three-year full-time post includes data analysis and write up of findings for publication in the leading peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will work in a world-class epigenetics research environment provided by the QMUL Epigenetics Hub, along with exciting new cross-faculty QMUL initiatives in genomics and computational biology (
We are looking for highly motivated and ambitious candidates, with several years of experience in the analysis of genome-wide epigenetic/genetic data (PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a relevant field) as well as outstanding writing skills (i.e., strong publication record).
The post is open to international applicants outside of Europe. Closing date is October 3rd. Interviews will be held as soon as possible following the closing date. Further details are attached to this email and can be found online:

For questions please contact Prof Michael Pluess at