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Research Fellow in Molecular Bioscience and Bioinformatics

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,980 Per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

School of Biological Sciences

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £34,980 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 24 months
Closing Date:  Wednesday 28 February 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2627724BJ

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders at the epigenetic and metabolomic level

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Fellow in molecular bioscience and bioinformatics to join our multidisciplinary group investigating how environmental factors impact on the metabolome and epigenome of adolescents living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their susceptibility to non-communicable diseases in later life.    Using advanced computational methods such as AI and control theory epigenetic and metabolic data will be used to predict biological, clinical, and psychological outcomes and underlying mechanisms. For further details see Ethereal ( Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent qualifications in bioinformatics or medical informatics. It is anticipated that the post will be taken up in March 2024 and will be available for a fixed term of 2 years.

The University of Southampton, is one of the UK’s top 15 research intensive universities and in the top one per cent of world universities. The successful candidate will be based at the state-of-the-art Institute of Developmental Sciences Building on the Southampton General Hospital site, which comprises over 100 research scientists with  world leading expertise in epigenetics and the developmental origins of health and disease. 

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

Informal enquires to Professor Karen Lillycrop ( or Professor Jon Swann (

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