Lecturer in Bioinformatics

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£42,501 to £47,375 per annum, dependant on skills and experience
Thursday, 4 April 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 3 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week
Contract type Permanent
Salary £42,501 to £47,375 per annum, dependant on skills and experience
Posted Date 09/01/2019
Apply by  03/05/2019

Role Description

Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute (CSAFI) is highly dependent on a strong and dynamic bioinformatics capability to deliver its globally influential research in soil, plant and microbial sciences. Following recent research funding successes, and in anticipation of the launch of our Bioinformatics L7 Apprenticeship Scheme as part of Cranfield Masterships® Programme, we seek to appoint an additional Lecturer in Bioinformatics.

You will join a team of inter-disciplinary bioinformaticians, taking a leading role in developing and delivering various research activities, and will contribute to teaching in our long-established and award-winning Applied Bioinformatics MSc course and the new Mastership®.

The Bioinformatics Group at Cranfield is entirely computer-based and develops and applies computational methods to the unravelling of complex biological systems. We run and administer an in-house high-performance-computing facility for NGS data analysis, including de novo assembly, RNA-Seq, functional annotation and genotyping. We also have a long track record in software development including standalone and Web applications, as well as data science and machine learning. We work closely with colleagues in the Environment and Agrifood Theme, applying our expertise in bioinformatics to help solve a range of biological challenges funded by UKRI, EU and through direct industry funding.

You will have obtained a PhD in bioinformatics, or other computational biology related discipline, and will have proven research and teaching experience. You will have a strong programming background (Java, C++, Python and/or Perl) and a track record in publishing and submitting research proposals.

If you have ambition to build your own reputation through research, an impressive publications record and a great student teaching approach, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Fady Mohareb, Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics via

We aim to foster a working, learning and teaching environment rich in creativity and innovation which can help improve our competitive edge.  Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our University, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with.

As a University with a strong global outlook, we will continue to build and develop our relationship with our partners in Europe and beyond.

We value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential.  We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.

Interviews to be held: 23 May 2019 

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