ORGANISATION/COMPANYCambridge, University of
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › Other
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)Recognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE07/06/2020 23:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › Cambridge
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37
IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?Yes
The Ahringer laboratory at the Wellcome/CRUK Gurdon Institute is seeking a talented and motivated Senior Bioinformatician to join their research laboratory. Our research investigates how regulatory elements, chromatin domains, and 3D genome organization cooperate to establish gene expression programmes that drive cellular identity. http://www.ahringer.group.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/
Working closely with experimental scientists, the successful candidate will lead and contribute to different research projects, using existing cutting-edge software or devising new methods to analyse genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic data (e.g, ChIP-seq, Hi-C, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, single-cell analyses). They will play a fundamental role in analysing and interpreting data, generating hypotheses, and experimental design. They will also be responsible for developing and running analysis pipelines and maintaining our large database of sequencing datasets.
Candidates should have a strong background in bioinformatics and statistics, prior experience in the analysis of high-throughput genomic and transcriptomic data, and excellent programming skills. Prior experience with single-cell data analyses would be an advantage. Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant subject, significant post-doctoral experience, a sound understanding of molecular biology, and a strong publication track record in bioinformatics.
Candidates are expected to be able to lead projects, communicate ideas and results clearly, contribute to training, and interact well in a dynamic multidisciplinary team environment. Abilities in methods development would be an advantage.
The Wellcome/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute is a world-renowned centre of Developmental biology and Cancer research embedded in the University of Cambridge. It is supported by funding from Wellcome and Cancer Research UK, and provides an exceptional and stimulating environment that promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary research in a supportive and modern setting, with access to state-of-the-art technologies such as super-resolution imaging, single-cell analyses, genome engineering, and genomics and computer modelling. Its postdoc association encourages scientific and social interactions and also provides career development and teaching opportunities.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
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