Opening For Research Associate - Bioinformatician

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Research Associate - Bioinformatician

 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2017 in the first instance.
The Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (SCI) comprises 200 researchers spanning fundamental science through to clinical applications. Our goal is to advance disease modelling, drug discovery and regenerative medicine through understanding the genetic and biochemical mechanisms that control stem cell fate.
Applications are invited for a computational biologist to join the research group of Dr Paul Bertone at the Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute at the University of Cambridge. We are applying state-of-the-art experimental and computational methods toward the understanding of transcriptional regulation in pluripotent stem cells from rodents and primates.
We work closely with the groups of Dr Jennifer Nichols and Professor Austin Smith at the SCI, and seek to fill this position with a postdoctoral scientist who will join a new collaborative project funded by the BBSRC. This arrangement provides an excellent environment for research and career development, as the post holder will benefit from the resources and expertise of both experimental and computational laboratories to lead this multidisciplinary project.
The successful candidate will be required to communicate effectively with experimentalists and organize collaborative projects. The post holder will have the opportunity to initiate his or her own computational projects, but will also coordinate with colleagues in experimental labs and contribute to the design and execution of related studies. He or she will have a strong publication record and enjoy working on ambitious projects at the frontiers of genomics and biotechnology. Projects will apply large-scale gene expression profiling, comparative genomics and regulatory systems modelling. 
Candidates will have a solid background in computation and current knowledge of eukaryotic genomics. Expertise in statistical methods and Unix scripting are essential. Additional experience with high-throughput sequencing data, numerical computing or regulatory systems modelling is desirable but not required. Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. Bioinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, or Biochemistry/Molecular Biology with a computational component).
Previous experience in stem cell biology is not necessary.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
The closing date for all applications is the Thursday 1st January 2015.
Informal enquiries about the post are also welcome via email: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%63%73%63%72%6a%6f%62%73%40%63%73%63%72%2e%63%61%6d%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%63%73%63%72%6a%6f%62%73%40%63%73%63%72%2e%63%61%6d%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).
Interviews will be held towards the end of January 2015.
Please quote reference PS04734 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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