Postdoctoral Bioinformatician

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cambridge, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 08 Oct 2020

*Postdoctoral Bioinformatician*

*Salary Range £31,602 - £34,443 per annum*

*Fixed-term 3 years*

*MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK*

A Postdoctoral Bioinformatician is sought to work within the group of Dr Madeline Lancaster in the Cell Biology division at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) within an overall programme that uses organoid systems to investigate development of the human brain. In particular to pursue projects to design and analyse next generation sequencing data such as single cell RNA sequencing, ATAC-Seq, and comparative evolutionary genetic analyses, so as to investigate the formation of cell types in the developing brain.

The successful candidate will play a major role in the work of the research group, and also provide bioinformatics advice to other LMB groups using next generation sequencing approaches. You will be a focus of expertise on bioinformatics and to set up user-friendly pipelines that enables scientists who are not bioinformaticians to analyse data.

You will have PhD in a relevant subject and experience using UNIX/Linux based systems and fluency in scripting with R, Perl or Python. You will also have bioinformatics experience in analysing next generation sequencing data.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Dr Madeline Lancaster at mlancast@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk .

The successful applicant will be awarded a 3-year Career Development Fellowship / Postdoctoral Training Scheme position. This is a training and development position for a post-doctoral scientist who has recently completed their doctoral studies, is moving into a new research discipline or has limited experience of key transferable skills. The MRC LMB has excellent scientific core facilities and training opportunities.

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a research institute within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, more information can be found at www.ukri.org .

Working for UKRI MRC provides a whole host of benefits including a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement (40 ½ days including bank holidays and privilege days) and Benenden Healthcare membership. You will also have access to employee shopping / travel discounts, on site sport and social facilities, as well as salary sacrifice cycle to work schemes and childcare vouchers.

To apply and access full details of the vacancy please visit our job board at https://mrc.tal.net/vx/appcentre-int/candidate/post/2921/en-GB .
If you are unable to apply online please contact us at recruit@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk .

*Closing date: 8 October 2020*

Final appointments will be subject to a pre-employment screening.

The Medical Research Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer who participates in the Disability Confident scheme.


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