Job offer available in Scotland Research Fellow (Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics) – AR2021SB at University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews – School of Biology

Start: As soon as possible.
Fixed term for 7 months.

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship on an EU-funded project investigating the genetics of selective breeding in finfish and shellfish within the School of Biology based at the Gatty Marine Laboratory. The post is available from January 2018 for 7 months.

You should have a relevant first degree and PhD in biological science together with competence in molecular biology (DNA extraction, qPCR, Next Generation Sequencing) and/or bioinformatics skills including familiarity with common bioinformatics workflows for next-generation sequencing data (e.g. assembly, read mapping, and variant calling) and programs (e.g. BWA/Bowtie2, samtools, FreeBayes/GATK). Applicants with an MSc and substantial research experience may also be considered.

Informal enquires can be made to Professor Ian A. Johnston FRSE, e-mail

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at

Interview Date: 15 January 2018

Please quote ref: AR2021SB

Further Particulars: AR2021SB FPs.doc

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