Queen’s University Belfast
Research Fellows in Bioinformatics
Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.
Queen’s University has generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits. We also provide attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits. Research staff at QUB are also entitled to up to 10 days per year to spend on activities benefiting their career development.
We are recruiting for Research Fellows in Bioinformatics to join the Gene Regulation Group led by Dr. Vijay Tiwari in the WWIEM. The successful candidates will be ambitious and collaborative and contribute to internationally competitive research on the epigenomics of cell-fate specification during development and disease. The group employs high-throughput epigenomics assays such as Single Cell genomics, ChIP-seq and RNA-seq in defined models of development and disease. The resulting datasets are analysed using computational and systems biology approaches to generate comprehensive models of gene regulatory mechanisms underlying cell-fate changes in these contexts. The successful applicant will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach.
The Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM) is an interdisciplinary research centre which is committed to the highest quality scientific endeavour, with over 250 basic and clinical scientists working on site. Our mission is to understand the mechanisms of disease and use that understanding to develop innovative new treatments and therapies to improve patient outcomes.
The posts are suited to highly ambitious individuals and are available for 2 years with the possibility of extension.
Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.
The Research Fellow in Bioinformatics will have:
• Have or about to obtain a PhD in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology or Systems Biology or related areas
• 3 years recent relevant work experience to include Programming skills in one of the following languages: Perl, Python, C/C++, SBML, Fortran or Shell scripting
• Experience in analysing high throughput genomics datasets such as ChIP-seq and RNA-seq
Further information about the Centre and Group can be found at
The salary for this post is £33,797 to £36,914 per annum
Closing date: Wednesday 11 December 2019
Anticipated interview date: Monday 13 January 2020
Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Effie Kostarelli via email E.Kostareli@qub.ac.uk
For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email email@example.com
The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.
Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.