Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Grade 6, £38,304 to £45,026 per annum, inclusive of £3,500 per annum London Allowance.
Nov 13, 2019
End of advertisement period
Dec 15, 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We seek a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the international laboratories of Oscar Marín at King’s College London and Nick Luscombe at the Francis Crick Institute.

 This highly collaborative post is funded by the MRC and forms part of an initial effort aimed at developing Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, directed by Oscar Marín. 

The postdoc will apply state-of-the-art computational biology and bioinformatics techniques to analyse cellular diversification in the developing nervous system. The successful candidate will be embedded in a multidisciplinary team and interact with wet-lab as well as dry-lab scientists.

 The ideal candidate will have recently completed or be completing a PhD degree in Biology (molecular biology, genetics, genomics), Computational Biology (bioinformatics, systems biology) or Statistics. Applicants must have a proven publication record.

A computing background is not strictly necessary, but you must be keen to work in a dry setting. For applicants with computing experience, fluency in Linux, and excellent knowledge in a programming language is expected (Perl, Python, C/C++, R/BioConductor, MatLab, etc).

Prior experience with handling genome-scale data is advantageous: examples include genome sequence and high-throughput-sequencing data for a range of research applications such as gene expression, protein-DNA/RNA binding, and chromatin conformation measurements. Ability to analyse single-cell RNA-seq data is desirable.

Postdocs are expected to develop and lead projects, as well as help supervise junior members of the laboratory. The ability to work in a team is essential. The post also offers the opportunity to develop new bioinformatics tools that may be widely useful to the scientific community. 

The post holder will mainly be based at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology located in the Guy’s Campus of King’s College London, but it is expected that the post holder will spend substantial periods at the Francis Crick Institute. 

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract to 31 October 2021.

This is a full-time post.