Research Fellow

Research Fellow

University of Birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Research Fellow – 80534
Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Full time, fixed term contract for 36 months

The Centre for Computational Biology (CCB) is looking to recruit a research fellow to play a pivotal role in providing bioinformatics analyses and expertise for various projects across the university via the Centre. The post holder will select and implement optimal tools, pipelines and approaches for the given experiment as well as providing the corresponding training under the supervision of the CCB Director, Prof Jean-Baptiste Cazier.

The responsibilities may include some but not all of the responsibilities outlined below:
• Analyse and interpret research findings and results.
• Design and cost bioinformatics analyses.
• Work within specified research grants and projects and contribute to writing bids.
• Operate within area of specialism.
• Contribute to generating funding.
• Contribute to teaching when appropriate in the area of expertise.
• Contribute to licensing or spin out deals with demonstrated commercial success (such as revenues, asset or company sales, IP generated) and/or public understanding of the discipline or similar.

Person Specification:
• PhD or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Sciences. You’ll need a degree, at a minimum of a 2:1 classification or higher, in a relevant field e.g. biological, biomedical, natural sciences, mathematics and computer science.

You require the ability;
• To demonstrate an understanding of both science and informatics in a basic biological research setting;
• To innovate and develop ideas into grant proposals;
• To learn and keep abreast of latest technological, methodological and software developments;
• To write concise and timely scientific papers and reports
• To plan and prioritise work effectively to meet deadlines.

Further we require;
• Proven experience with bioinformatics analysis.
• Understanding of theoretical underpinnings of sequence alignment algorithms in use for next generation sequencing (NGS) data.
• Proven experience in NGS analysis in DNASeq, RNASeq, ChipSeq and microarray technology or related.
• Knowledge of Bioinformatics resources such as annotation tools and databases.
• Proficiency in: R/BioConductor, High level (e.g. python) and low level (C, C++) programming languages, Database (SQL) development, Maintaining code repositories (version control).
• Linux expertise including file systems, shell, hardware/software monitoring etc.

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609. With potential progression once in post to £42,036 a year.

Closing date: 10/02/2019 Reference: 80534

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