Lecturer in Bioinformatics
School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be actively considered
Contract type Permanent
Salary £43,351 per annum
Apply by 04/07/2021
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About the Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute
The Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute is highly dependent on a strong and dynamic bioinformatics capability to deliver its globally influential research in life science, plant, soil and genomics and metagenomics. Following recent research funding successes, and the launch of our Bioinformatics L7 Apprenticeship training Programme, we seek to appoint an additional Lecturer in Bioinformatics.
About the Role
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 Bioinformatics Apprenticeship Training Programme.
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 another 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 publication record and a great student teaching approach, then we would like to hear from you.
In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to be at the forefront of world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.
Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential.
Diversity and Inclusion
Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.
To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day.
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. Find out more here.
How to apply
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Fady Mohareb, Reader in Bioinformatics, on (E); firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews to be held: 29 July 2021