Job offer available in Scotland Senior Lecturer/Reader in Microbial Genomics at The University of Edinburgh

The Roslin Institute seeks to appoint an internationally-recognised computational biologist with expertise in the analysis of bacterial genome sequences relevant to public health.

You will lead your own research group as well as work collaboratively to obtain external funding.  You will help lead strategic developments in the future of microbial genomics research at RI and specifically will build strategic partnerships in epidemiology and diagnostics with public laboratories including Public Health England and related institutes such as The Quadram. Additionally, you will contribute to the broader development of the next institute strategic programme and assist with the Research Excellence Framework-2020.

We are looking for someone that has the following experience –

  • Expertise in bioinformatic approaches to analyse bacterial sequence data.
  • A track record of research and publication of high international standing in the field of microbial genomics.
  • A track record of managing people in research and/or public health settings.
  • Experience in the analysis of large molecular datasets (incl. high throughput sequencing data)
  • Knowledge of at least one high level (e.g. C++) and one scripting level (e.g. Python) programming language.
  • Knowledge of molecular microbiology and molecular epidemiology
  • Experience with machine learning and phylodynamic methods are both desirable.

A PhD, or near completion, in Biological or computational sciences is required.

This post is available on an open ended basis, with a working pattern of 7 hours per week and an immediate start.

For informal enquiries, please contact David Gally –

Closing Date: 28 June 2019 at 5pm.

For more information and to submit an application, please use the ‘apply’ button above.


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