Bioinformatician - Genomics

University of Cambridge - Division of Neurology

The world renowned University of Cambridge's Department of Clinical Neurosciences brings together the University Divisions of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Stem Cell Neurobiology, the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair and the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre. The Department works alongside the existing Addenbrooke's NHS Trust Clinical Division of Neurosciences. The emphasis of research is on basic and applied neuroscience.

Professor Patrick Chinnery is Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science. His laboratory research group studies the mechanisms responsible for human mitochondrial diseases. Mitochondria are the 'power house' within the cell. Mitochondrial dysfunction causes progressive multi-system diseases that usually affect the nervous system and have no treatment. The over-arching aim of his research group is to develop new treatments for mitochondrial diseases using a combination of genomic, cell biology, and informatic techniques on human tissue samples, and using cell and animal disease models.

Professor Patrick Chinnery is looking for a highly motivated Bioinformatician to join his research group. The role will be administratively based within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, but will be based physically within the MBU housed in the Wellcome Trust/MRC Building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, and involve collaboration with bioinformatics teams across the campus, and closely collaborating groups at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre.

The role holder will be closely integrated within a multi-disciplinary research group, enabling the rapid iteration between the informatics team and both biological wet-laboratory scientists and clinicians. In addition to their own research, there will be opportunities for training and career development.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Patrick Chinnery

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 22 months in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications should include a covering letter, summarising interest in and suitability for the role, and a full CV.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RR10246 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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