Bioinformatician (Research Assistant/Associate)

April 9, 2018
Natural Sciences, Medical Sciences, Cancer research
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
£25,728-£38,833 GBP

Applications are invited for a Bioinformatician in the laboratory of Professor Steve Jackson based in the internationally renowned Gurdon Institute in the centre of Cambridge, UK

We wish to recruit a versatile individual to participate in data-driven projects addressing mechanisms by which genome mutations arise and how they influence cell proliferation and survival in response to DNA damaging agents and other stresses. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with other scientists in the lab on biological data generated by the lab's research. There will, however, be opportunities to lead specific project areas in due course, in line with the overall research objectives of the lab.

Applicants should have a degree level education in biological sciences including computational biology, and the ability to communicate computational analyses with wet-lab biologists. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of molecular biology and prior experience in computational biology. Experience in the analysis of "next-generation" DNA sequencing data is essential, as well as a solid background in statistical tools. Scripting experience in at least two programming languages (Python/PERL/Shell/R) and willingness to learn others is also essential.

Starting date: As soon as possible. Please note that applicants may be invited for interview prior to the closing date.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) - highlighting any contribution to public software repositories - and a brief statement outlining your research interests in the Upload section of the online application. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email Please quote reference PR15013 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Previous applicants need not apply.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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