Free open Job in Wales Research Associate – Bioinformatics at Cardiff University

Cardiff University School of Medicine
College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced Bioinformatician to join Dr Dobril Ivanov’s research group within the UK Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff University.  The postholder will play a leading role in the analysis of large and complex datasets, whilst leading a broad range of investigative and analytical activities related to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms and stratifying individuals for future cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s disease. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to take part in cutting-edge research investigating the complex architecture of AD and related subphenotypes in animal, stem-cell models and human data.

The postholder will work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to perform self-directed analyses using in house and publicly available datasets for high impact, peer-reviewed publications. Applicants should be knowledgeable and enthusiastic with the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively. Core tasks will include data analysis and management of genomic (gene-expression) and related phenotypic data from Alzheimer’s disease case-control and cohort samples, freely available genomic animal model and human data. Collaborative working is a key component of this role meaning that communication skills will be vital, in order to cultivate international collaborations from a number of academic institutions.

The successful applicant will have a background in biostatistics or statistics with proven experience of extensive large-scale data analyses and manipulation, ideally including analysis of genome-wide association study and next generation sequencing datasets (genetic and genomic). Experience of data manipulation in a UNIX/Linux environment and  high level programming languages such as Perl, Python, or R Statistics is essential. Knowledge of techniques used in genetics and epidemiology is desirable, as is experience in using software used for the analysis of genomic data such as limma, tophat and bowtie.

This post is full time (35 hours per week), available from 1st October 2018 and is fixed term for two years.

Salary: £32,548 – £38,833 per annum (Grade 6).

Date advert posted: Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Closing date: Friday, 7 September 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.