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FATUMO'S LAB


Current Position

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genetic Epidemiology

Applications are invited from individuals who are interested in a Postdoctoral fellowship in Genetic epidemiology & Bioinformatics at the Unit who can support the research activities of Dr.Segun Fatumo and other scientists at The African Computational Genomics (TACG) Research Group.

How to Apply

Applications should be addressed to the Head of Training and Career Development and submitted by email to training@mrcuganda.org and copy to segun.fatumo@lshtm.ac.uk. Combine all application documentation into one PDF document. Please specify the fellowship opportunity (Postdoc2021-002) you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline

19th February 2021.

For more information on the application process, download the application document here.

PhD Fellowship Opportunities in Genetic Epidemiology

Applications are invited from individuals who are currently registered for a PhD programme in Bioinformatics in any of the accredited universities in Uganda. The PhD fellows will work under a project titled Genetic determinants of renal function in Africa at The African Computational Genomics (TACG) Research Group under the Non-Communicable Diseases Programme.

How to Apply

Prospective Applicants should send an application letter, curriculum vitae, scanned copies of professional and academic transcripts as one PDF document to the Head of Training and Career Development via training@mrcuganda.org and copy Segun.fatumo@lshtm.ac.uk.

Application Deadline

27th January 2021.

For more information on the application process, download the application document here.


Join Us

Interested in Postdocs or MSc/PhD ?

The group is always looking for talented postdocs and PhD students who are interested in genomic epidemiology of non-communicable disease in Africa populations.

MSc/PhD students: Our MSc/PhD students are based at either Makerere University in Uganda, the University of Science Techniques and Technology in Bamako, Mali or London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.


Postdocs: Opportunities are advertised when they become available. If interested in a Postdoc in genomic epidemiology, please contact Dr Segun Fatumo with a CV, research proposal and a cover letter.


TACG is primarily a computational group. We welcome individuals who are interested in developing and applying various computational genomic methods. There is opportunity to work remotely and flexible working hours.


Current Opportunities for MSc/PhD Genomic Epidemiology at LSHTM, UK.

Applications are invited from self-funded students

Training to be provided:

The student will be integrated into the dynamic research group at The African Computational Genomics (TACG). The student will attend regular group meetings and journal clubs, covering genetics, bioinformatics and functional genomics.The student will also present at TACG group meetings to gain experience in formal presentations.

Training in quantitative skills (statistics, data analytics and bioinformatics) and analysis of large-scale genomic datasets will be provided by the supervisory team. Additional training and skills development opportunities will be provided through attendance and presentation of results at national and international conferences, such as the African, European and American Society of Human Genetics.



Entry Requirements:

Candidates are expected to hold a minimum upper second class honours degree in genetics, statistics or related field. Candidates with an interest in applying genetics to understand and improve human health are encouraged to apply.