Research Associate in Network Analysis of Genomic Data

The University of Manchester - School of Biological Sciences

Closing Date : 03/08/2017
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : From 01 September 2017 to 31 August 2019
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
School/Directorate : School of Biological Sciences
Division : Evolution & Genomic Sciences
Hours Per week : Full Time
Salary : £31,076 to £33,943 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : BM&H-10327

An enthusiastic, highly motivated and perceptive individual is sought to work on Network Analysis of Genomic Data. The position is funded by the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council from 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2019. The merging of evolving entities, known as introgression, is the focus of this project. The challenge is to move from the current situation where analyses of genetic mergers are relatively ad hoc, to a situation where introgression is as widely understood as phylogenetics, where analysis tools are as widely available, user-friendly and flexible and where evolutionary biologists investigate their data as easily for introgressive processes as they currently investigate the data for treelike processes. This transformation requires the development of software and the analysis of data from the diversity of evolving entities. Candidates with experience in or interest in genomic data analysis are encouraged to apply.

You must have (or expect to obtain shortly) a PhD (or equivalent) in the life sciences and have relevant laboratory experience.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor James McInerney


Tel: 0161 2751843

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button below to find out more.

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