Research Assistant/Associate in Bioinformatics University of Cambridge, Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute United Kingdom

Research Assistant/Associate (Bioinformatics)

A position is available for a postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate in bioinformatics to work in the research group of Professor Tony Kouzarides. The work involves the study of chromatin and RNA modification pathways and their roles in cell biology and cancer. Based on the applicant's qualifications, experience and aptitude, the roles and duties will range from collaborative bioinformatics support for the group, to leading autonomous research projects aimed, for example, at developing novel computational methods for epitranscriptomics, such as methods based on Nanopore sequencing.


The successful applicant should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Mathematics, Statistics or similar, or be close to completion of their degree. S/he will also have proven experience in the processing, analysis and management of large amounts of next generation sequencing datasets such as RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, CLIP-Seq and RIP-Seq. The required skills include proven programming experience in Bash and R, Python or Matlab, as well as experience with dealing with large amounts of -omics data. Familiarity with Linux and job scheduling on high performance cluster environments are also required. The successful applicant will also have excellent communication (written and oral) and documentation skills. A track record in the field of RNA biology, experience with Nanopore direct RNA sequencing and/or deep learning are desired but not required.


Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


Applications should include a CV and a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons why you would like to join the project. If you have questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Nikki Mann by email Please quote reference PR17371 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.


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