Research Associate - Bioinformatician

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Amar Annamalai
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Research Associate - Bioinformatician

University College London - Institute of Cardiovascular Science


£33,353 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance

Full Time

Contract Type:
Contract / Temporary

Placed on:
10th February 2015

2nd March 2015

Job Ref:

During the past 25 years, the Inherited Cardiovascular Disease (ICD) group, part of the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science, has been a national referral centre for myocardial diseases specialising in the diagnosis and management of inherited sudden death and heart failure syndromes. The group, led by Professor W.J. McKenna, comprises clinical academics based at the Heart Hospital, UCLH and research scientists located at UCL.

The post holder will support ICD research projects investigating the clinical/genetic aspects and molecular mechanisms of hereditary cardiac disease including cardiomyopathies and arrhythmia syndromes. He/she will develop and apply bioinformatics tools to analyse exome and whole genome data obtained by high throughput DNA sequencing methods from patients and families with inherited cardiovascular disease.

The appointment is funded for 18 months in the first instance.

Candidates will have a PhD in Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, or Computational Biology, or related subject area, together with experience in next generation sequencing data analysis methods, pipelines, packages and processes including genome and exome data.   Experience is also required in the use of bioinformatics tools and genetic databases.

Applicants should apply online.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact Dr Petros Syrris ; for queries on the application process, please contact , tel 0203 108 2221.
Interview Date: To be confirmed.