Postdoctoral Researcher (Bioinformatics)

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Amar Annamalai
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Postdoctoral Researcher (Bioinformatics)

Queen Mary, University of London - William Harvey Research Institute

City Of London

£43,888 to £48,996 per annum (Grade 6)

Full Time

Contract Type:
Contract / Temporary

Placed on:
10th February 2015

10th March 2015

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We seek a Postdoctoral Researcher Bioinformatician to contribute to the delivery of high-quality research under the supervision of the Head of Centre in order to realise the research objectives of the Centre for Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology (EMR).

As a member of our translational bioinformatics team, headed by Dr Michael Barnes, the post holder will be focused on using cutting edge bioinformatics techniques to gain an integrated view of RA disease pathology and therapeutic response. The successful candidate will lead RNA-seq and transcriptomic analysis to identify genes and pathways linked to biologic response in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Working with a range of Omic data, you will formulate new integrative pathway models leading to the development of new stratified medicine opportunities.

The Centre is integrated within the Department of Rheumatology and part of the world renowned William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI). In UK Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 65% of WHRI faculty were rated as world leading or internationally excellent and our Medical School was ranked amongst the top 5 in the UK ( We have recently joined University College London Partners Academic Health Sciences System which extends our reach to 5 million people and from August will join the Russell Group of top research intensive UK Universities.

The Centre offers newly refurbished laboratories, cutting edge facilities and is located in the heart of the City of London in close proximity to the Barbican Arts and Music Centre.

The post is full time and on a 3 year fixed term contract. The starting salary will be, £43,888 - £48,996 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, final salary pension scheme, interest-free season ticket loan and family-friendly working.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries about this post are welcome and can be made to Dr Michael Barnes ( or 020 7882 2059.

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To apply, please visit the QMUL Jobs website on and search for reference QMUL5459.