Job offer in Ireland Research Fellow in Bioinformatics at Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland and is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities. Queen’s combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos. We have over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m. We offer generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits including attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.

Our five core values – Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence – are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation.

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 a Research Fellow in Bioinformatics who will be a highly productive, ambitious and collaborative member of the Gene Regulation Group led by Dr. Vijay Tiwari in the WWIEM. The position will contribute to internationally competitive research on epigenetic regulation of cell-fate specification during development. The group employs high-throughput epigenomics assays such as ChIP-seq and RNA-seq in combination with developmental biology and cutting-edge epigenetics and molecular biology tools. The resulting datasets are analysed using computational and systems biology approaches to generate comprehensive models of epigenetic regulation of gene expression during embryonic development. The successful applicant will have responsibilities in independent research, supervision, planning, day-to-day lab management, collaborations and outreach.

The post is suited to a highly ambitious individual and is available for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology or Systems Biology or related areas
  • Recent relevant work experience to include:

Programming skills in one of the following languages: Perl, C/C++, SBML, Fortran or Shell scripting; Experience in analyzing high throughput genomics datasets such as ChIP-seq and RNA-seq

Further information about the Institute and Group can be found at


Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Effie Kostareli via email

Salary scale: £33,199 to £36,261 per annum

Closing date: Monday 16 September 2019

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 8 October 2019

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email .

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

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.


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