Bioinformatician at COLLEGE OF MVLS

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Bioinformatician at COLLEGE OF MVLS

Job Purpose
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding bioinformatician to enhance the activities of the newly formed MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) at the University of Glasgow ( The CVR’s mission is to carry out multidisciplinary research on viruses and viral diseases of humans and animals, utilising the knowledge gained for the improvement of human and animal health.

The post-holder will be involved in a range of projects spanning the research activities of the CVR and will work as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide skilled training, development, application and management of large data sets. More generally, the post-holder will be expected to provide assistance with data access, analysis, presentation and interpretation of bioinformatic data to all members of the CVR

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To perform internationally competitive research in the analysis of data from genomics and metagenomics analysis including producing high quality research output for publication in respected journals and presenting work at relevant national/international seminars and/or conferences.

2. To provide leading analytical expertise and algorithms for data from genome sequencing and other genomics approaches, on behalf of research groups in the CVR and the wider research community.
3. To develop and apply innovative computational approaches for the analysis of large sequence datasets from Next Generation Sequencing technologies to support CVR research groups. 
4. Provision of dedicated, publicly available databases on the web, linked to main public genome databases by collaboration with other external organizations. 
5. To update professional skills as appropriate
6. To provide professional advice and training in data analysis for researchers.
7. To participate in the annual Performance and Development review processes in accordance with University policy.
Please note that this job description is not exhaustive, and you may be required to undertake other relevant duties commensurate with the grading of the post.  Activities may be subject to amendment over time as the role develops and/or priorities and requirements evolve.  

Deadline: 10 February 2012

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