Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Research Leader – Bioinformatics

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond, United Kingdom

Research Leader – Bioinformatics
£37,177 – £44,296 per annum, depending on skills & experience
Fixed Term (FTA) 3 years.
Kew Gardens, Richmond

As a Research Leader in Bioinformatics within the department for Biodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis, you will develop a bioinformatics research programme that helps deliver Kew’s Strategic Scientific Priorities, and you will supervise students, raise external funding, develop collaborations, and establish a reputation for excellence in the field.

Bioinformatics is becoming an increasing part of Kew’s scientific mission across all our departments. We are using genomics to characterize our collections, unravel the evolutionary history of interesting plant families, understand how plants and fungi have both beneficial and detrimental effects for human society, and explore the distribution of species and their need for conservation. 

You will further build our capacity your area and work towards the goals of our scientific strategy. We will consider any applicant with an excellent track record, and strong research proposal in the general area of bioinformatics. As Research Leader you will be expected to build and lead your own programme of research and undertake collaborative projects with colleagues within plant health and other teams at Kew as well as other institutes nationally and internationally.

Within this role you will apply for financial support from external competitive research funding calls. Where a successful grant application exceeds the duration of the three year fixed term contract offered, a contract extension may be offered in accordance with the terms of the grant.

About Kew

Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

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Closing date: 01 July 2019.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.
No agencies please.

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