Research Associate in Computational Systems Biology

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum, depending on experience
09 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 08/11/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum, depending on experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
Division : 
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : Available from 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2019

Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work on the H2020 funded “TOPCAPI: Thoroughly Optimised Production Chassis for Advanced Pharmaceutical Ingredients” project based within the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology. This project involves a total of 8 academic and industry partners from 4 different EU countries. The aim of the TOPCAPI project is to exploit the natural fabrication power of actinomycetes as microbial cell factories to produce high-value pharmaceutical ingredients.

You will join a team of researchers in the TOPCAPI consortium based in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, working alongside another computational biologist. The project will be working to iteratively integrate metabolomics information (and transcriptomics-based evidence) into genome-scale metabolic models, for improved flux predictions. As part of this, there will be an on-going development of strategies. This project will be supervised by Professor Rainer Breitling.

You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Computational Biology / Bioinformatics / Systems Biology / Chemical Engineering (or a related subject area), and have technical skills in computer programming, postgenomic data analysis, metabolic modelling, statistics, and systems biology.

The post will be available from 1 January 2019 for 12 months and is suitable for those wishing to work either full time or part-time. There will also be a possibility to extend the position until Dec 2020.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. An appointment will always be made on merit.

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Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Rainer Breitling


Tel: +44 (0)161 306 5117

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars and Job Description

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