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Bioinformatics Scientist

Surrey, United Kingdom
£36,024 to £38,205 per annum depending on experience
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Microbial Sciences

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £36,024 to £38,205 per annum depending on experience  
Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/25
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 27 June 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  020024-R

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research.

We have a bold vision of what we want to achieve - shaping ourselves into one of the best universities in the world, which we are achieving through the talents and endeavour of every employee.  

Our culture empowers people to achieve this aim and to collectively make a real difference.  

The role

We are looking for a bioinformatician with experience in developing biological databases. We are looking for a candidate with an MSc in bioinformatics. Your duties will involve developing an online biological database using Python, MySQL, and Java and developing a web-based front-end in PHP/HTML and deploy the database online. 

About you

  • 2+ years of bioinformatics programming experience in an industry or academic setting.
  • Demonstrated experience as a scientific programmer.
  • Very strong in Python, JAVA, and shell in Linux environment
  • Experience in MySQL database design and development.
  • Experience in PHP and HTML.
  • Knowledge in Molecular biology preferred but not essential
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills.

How to apply

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to Dr. Yashwanth Subbannayya by email ( When completing the online application form, please ensure that you include (i) a cover letter and (ii) your CV.

The closing date for the application is 15th May 2024 with interviews being planned for later in May. Start date as soon as possible.

Further details:    Job Description    

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.

The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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