Research Fellow in Bioinformatics in the Department of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Queen's University Belfast, Department of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences United Kingdom

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.


Queen’s University has generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits. We also provide attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.


The Centre for Experimental Medicine 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 based in Belfast in the award winning Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.


We are recruiting for a Research Fellow in Bioinformatics who will be a highly productive, ambitious and collaborative member of the Gene Regulation Group led by Dr. Vijay Tiwari in the Centre for Experimental Medicine. The position will contribute to internationally competitive research on epigenetic regulation of cell-fate specification during development. The group employs high-throughput epigenomics assays such as ChIP-seq and RNA-seq in combination with developmental biology and cutting-edge epigenetics and molecular biology tools. The resulting datasets are analysed using computational and systems biology approaches to generate comprehensive models of epigenetic regulation of gene expression during embryonic development. The successful applicant will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach.


The post is suited to a highly ambitious individual and is available for one year with the possibility of extension.


The successful candidate must:

  • Have or about to obtain a PhD in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology or Systems Biology or related areas
  • Proven recent relevant work experience to include:


Programming skills in one of the following languages: Perl, C/C++, SBML, Fortran or Shell scripting; Experience in analyzing high throughput genomics datasets such as ChIP-seq and RNA-seq .


Anticipated interview date: Monday 26 August 2019

Further information about the Centre and Group can be found at

https://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/wwiem/

https://pure.qub.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/vijay-tiwari(00840e49-e9a3-4a17-a82c-829dfd52a920).html

http://www.tiwarilab.com/

Salary scale: £33,199 - £36,261 per annum

Closing date: Thursday 15 August 2019

Interviews: Friday 6 September 2019


For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, 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.



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