Bioinformatician in Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 - £40,322 per annum
02 Aug 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Application closing date 30/08/2021
Salary £33,797 - £40,322 per annum
Job category/type Research

Job description

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Bioinformatician. The successful candidate will work alongside the Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence's (PMC) Clinical and Scientific Leads to develop, validate and maintain analytical tools, data analysis pipelines and algorithms to analyse genomic information from cancer specimens, in the context of clinical studies and clinical trials. The PMC provides an integrated cancer diagnostic service, encompassing high throughput genomics, digital pathology and big data analytics in a fully integrated fashion (www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/PMC).

This post is a available on a 3-year Fixed Term Contract.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, mathematics or related discipline.
  • At least three years relevant research experience in genomics/molecular pathology.
  • Experience of working with Linux/UNIX environments.
  • Significant experience managing and analysing NGS data and other big data.
  • Proficiency with perl, python, bash and/or equivalent languages.
  • Experience creating, querying and maintaining databases, particularly MySQL or PostgreSQL.
  • Experience with suitable analysis and plotting languages, particularly R or Matlab.
  • Publication record in a relevant field commensurate to experience.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

Queen’s University Belfast is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fair participation and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ and Males from the Protestant Community are also currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our work in relation to Gender Equality (Athena SWAN), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Workplace Equality Index), Disability and Race (Race Equality Charter) please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity and/or www.qub.ac.uk/qgi

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Candidate Information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Beryl Graham on bp.graham@qub.ac.uk

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