Salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.
This role will be embedded within SGC Oxford and will work with a wide range of SGC and associated scientists as well as collaborating directly with external organisations such as Open Targets and Genomics England. You will also work closely with clinical teams at the Universities of Birmingham and Dundee to scout for new and innovative targets for UK SPINE. This position is full-time on a fixed-term contract until 31 March 2021.
You will have a PhD in a biological or bioinformatics role, a strong interest in picking up new biology as the literature develops and communicating the essentials around novel target associations to diverse scientists ranging from molecular or cell biologists to medicinal chemists. You will also have an interest in automating the capture and curation of annotations for the target lists you generate and manage.
This post presents a unique opportunity to influence the direction of multiple national and international projects that seek to explore the `dark proteome¿ and identify new approaches to tackle age-related conditions.
The SGC and UK SPINE are looking for an experienced biologist with interest in diverse disease areas to drive the identification and annotation of novel targets for drug discovery using informatics. The SGC is planning a significant increase in efforts around the development of Target Enabling Packages (TEPs ¿ www.thesgc.org/tep) for the `dark proteome¿. The UK SPINE (www.kespine.org.uk) is interested in finding new targets associated with the unmet need for healthy aging underpinned by the UK Government strategy to deliver five extra health, independent years of by 2035. Together, we are implementing scalable workflows to identify the most promising targets from pathways such as inflammatory, cell senescence and DNA damage/repair to develop novel reagents and know-how to catalyse drug discovery and translation.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, and as part of the application you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement.
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 24 June 2019 will be considered.