Postdoctoral Scientist (Bioinformatics)

Postdoctoral Scientist (Bioinformatics)

The Earlham Institute

Norwich, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Scientist (Bioinformatics)

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to join the Technology Algorithms Group at the Earlham Institute, based in Norwich, UK.

About Earlham Institute:

The Earlham Institute (EI) is a research institute focused on exploring living systems by applying computational science and biotechnology to answer ambitious biological questions and generate enabling resources.

The role:

The Technology Algorithms Group is focused primarily on evaluating new genomics technologies and developing bioinformatics enabling tools, as well as developing algorithms for analysis and assembly of metagenomic data.

This role is part of an exciting new project to develop a system for rapid detection of human, animal and plant pathogens from nanopore sequencing of air samples. The jobholder will be involved in analysing sequencing data, developing novel bioinformatics pipelines and contributing to software development.

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computing Science, Mathematics Biology or related disciplines (full award or expected within the next six months). They will have experience of carrying out bioinformatics analyses (particularly metagenomics) and will be a capable programmer. However, we still encourage applications from candidates who are strong programmers without necessarily having the bioinformatics experience, or from accomplished bioinformaticians wanting to improve their programming or scripting skills.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a fulltime post for a period of 3 years.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or quoting reference 1003572.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

The closing date for applications will be 17th December 2018

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 1003572