Job offer in england Bioinformatician (Single Cell Analysis) at Earlham Institute

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic and dedicated Bioinformatician to join the Core Bioinformatics Group at the Earlham Institute (EI).


Earlham Institute is a research institute focused on exploring living systems by applying computational science and biotechnology to answer ambitious biological questions and generate enabling resources.

EI employs cutting edge technologies and computational approaches to deliver high-quality data analysis and develop software and analysis pipelines that support the Institute’s Core Research Programmes and UK Research community via the National Capability in Genomics and Single Cell Analysis (NCGS).

The Role:

This position provides an opportunity to gain expertise in new sequencing technologies and their application in an exciting and emerging field. The successful candidate will work closely with our technical development team to develop and apply new technology to a variety of single cell applications.

The post-holder will analyse data from cutting edge technologies, establish and implement pipelines and methods for the analysis of single cell genome, epigenome and transcriptome data across a wide variety of biological systems. The post holder will deliver single cell data analysis in conjunction with faculty groups, the genomic pipelines team and external collaborators.

This is a collaborative project with the successful candidate joining the group of Dr. David Swarbreck and working closely with wet and dry lab scientists in the groups of Dr. Iain Macaulay and Dr. Wilfried Haerty.

The Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate will possess a PhD or equivalent experience in computational biology, bioinformatics or similar, with a strong background in large scale data analysis, and will have demonstrated experience of transcriptomics, genomics or epigenomics data analysis. They will also possess a high level of skill and demonstrable experience of Python (preferable), Java, or C++, along with R and Bash scripting.

The ideal candidate will also be highly collaborative and have demonstrable experience of successfully managing their time to deliver analyses and input into multiple projects.

Additional Information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a fulltime post for a contract of two years.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003438.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

The closing date for applications will be 16 September 2018.


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