Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

Research Fellows in Bioinformatics

Queen's University Belfast (QUB)

Belfast, Ireland

Queen’s University Belfast

Research Fellows in Bioinformatics

Ref: 20/108171

Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. The School of MDBS holds an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff. We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

Our five core values – Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence – are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

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.

We are recruiting for two 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 applicants will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach.

The posts are suited to highly ambitious individuals and are available for 12 months with the possibility of extension.

The Research Fellows 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: R, Perl, Python, C/C++, SBML, Fortran or Shell scripting
• Experience in analyzing 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 these posts is £33,797 per annum

Closing date: Wednesday 1 April 2020

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 23 April 2020

These posts are available for 12 months with possibility of extension

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Effie Kostarelli via email

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to 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 or assistance contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications 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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.