Opening For Research Fellow in Bioinformatics - Cranfield

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Opening For Research Fellow in Bioinformatics - Cranfield

 Closes: 21st October 2014
Job Ref: 1672
School of Energy, Environment and Agrifood The Bioinformatics Group 
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Research Fellow in Bioinformatics to join the Bioinformatics Group at the School of Energy, Environment and Agrifood at Cranfield University, to work on the BBSRC-funded project ”Genomics-assisted selection of Solanum chilense introgression lines for enhancing drought resistance in tomatoes”.
Cranfield Bioinformatics Group is an entirely computed-based group with research focusing on the development and application of computational methods in order to unravel the complexity of biological systems. We run and administer our in-house high-performance-computing facility for NGS data analysis, including de-novo assembly, RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, SNP calling, etc. We work closely with colleagues in health and bioscience and Agrifood, applying our expertise in bioinformatics to help solve a range of biological challenges in partnership with our clients.  
You will join the project’s NGS informatics team to develop novel genetic and genomic resources for the tomato drought-adapted species, S. chilense and S. sitiens, by obtaining high density SNP and InDel data for the parental genomes of the S. chilense population as well as performing de-novo genome assembly for S. chilense and S. sitiens species.
You will have a PhD in bioinformatics or computer science and experience in NGS data analysis, and will be an excellent communicator willing to travel to India and within the EU.  You are likely to have a proven publication record in bioinformatics and an interest in post-graduate teaching.
For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Fady Mohareb. Email:
Apply online now at or contact us for further details on E: or T: +44 (0)1234 750111 ext 2346. 
Expected interview date: 11 November 2014