Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £36,914 per annum.
19 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 11/12/2019  
Salary £33,797 to £36,914 per annum.  
Job category/type Research

Job description

Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some GBP 300m, Queen's University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen's University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

Queen's University has generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits. We also provide attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits. 

The Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine (WWIEM) is an interdisciplinary research centre which is committed to the highest quality scientific endeavour, with over 250 basic and clinical scientists working on site.  Our mission is to understand the mechanisms of disease and use that understanding to develop innovative new treatments and therapies to improve patient outcomes.

We are recruiting for Research Fellows in Bioinformatics to join the Gene Regulation Group led by Dr. Vijay Tiwari in the WWIEM.  The successful candidates will be ambitious and collaborative and contribute to internationally competitive research on the epigenomics of cell-fate specification during development and disease. The group employs high-throughput epigenomics assays such as Single Cell genomics, ChIP-seq and RNA-seq in defined models of development and disease. The resulting datasets are analysed using computational and systems biology approaches to generate comprehensive models of gene regulatory mechanisms underlying cell-fate changes in these contexts. The successful applicant will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach. 

The posts are suited to highly ambitious individuals and are available for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

The Research Fellow in Bioinformatics will have:

  • Have or about to obtain a PhD in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology or Systems Biology or related areas 
  • 3 years recent relevant work experience to include Programming skills in one of the following languages: Perl, Python, C/C++, SBML, Fortran or Shell scripting
  • Experience in analyzing high throughput genomics datasets such as ChIP-seq and RNA-seq 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Effie Kostarelli via email E.Kostareli@qub.ac.uk

Candidate Information
About the Centre
About the Group
About Dr Vijay Tiwari
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