Postdoctoral Scientist (Bioinformatics)

Salary range:

£31,250 - £38,100

Post No.


Contract length:

36 months


Digital Biology

Opening date:

20 November 2018

Closing date:

17 December 2018

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The role:

The Technology Algorithms Group is focused primarily on evaluating new genomics technologies and developing bioinformatics enabling tools, as well as developing algorithms for analysis and assembly of metagenomic data.

This role is part of an exciting new project to develop a system for rapid detection of human, animal and plant pathogens from nanopore sequencing of air samples. The jobholder will be involved in analysing sequencing data, developing novel bioinformatics pipelines and contributing to software development.

Required qualifications and experience:

The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computing Science, Mathematics Biology or related disciplines (full award or expected within the next six months).

The successful applicant will have experience of carrying out bioinformatics analyses (particularly metagenomics) and will be a capable programmer. However, we still encourage applications from candidates who are strong programmers without necessarily having the bioinformatics experience, or from accomplished bioinformaticians wanting to improve their programming or scripting skills.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a fulltime post for a period of 3 years.

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