Computational Biologist

Salary range:

£31,250 - £38,100

Post No.

1003362

Contract length:

24 months

Department:

Organisms and Ecosystems

Opening date:

08 November 2017

Closing date:

05 December 2017

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Applications are invited for a Computational Biologist to join the team at the Earlham Institute.

The role:

This position is within the Core Bioinformatics group working in collaboration with the Triticeae Genomics group. You will be working with the latest wheat genomic data and building a toolbox for functional analyses. Specifically, the candidate will be involved in adopting and developing variant calling pipelines for examining natural and induced variation in complex wheat genomes and integrating this information to enable functional characterization of wheat genes.

Led by Dr Ksenia Krasileva, the Triticeae Genomics group advances functional genomic tools for wheat and related species and applies these tools to study plant innate immunity.

Required qualifications and experience:

In particular this role will be responsible for the design, implementation and deployment of software pipelines for the integration of the genomic and genetic data available for wheat and related species to build a toolbox for functional analyses of wheat genome. To be considered for this position candidates need to be educated to MSc level or possess equivalent experience of working in molecular or computational biology. A PhD is desirable but not essential.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This post is for a contract of two years.