MRC Postdoctoral Research Scientist: Bioinformatics / Computational Biology

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences

Fixed Term, 3 years

Applications are invited for a 3-year post-doctoral research position in Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics at Imperial College London. The research group spans the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS) and National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College London, and the Cardiovascular Research Centre at Royal Brompton Hospital. You will be primarily based on the Hammersmith Hospital campus at the CSC, which provides an outstanding environment for interdisciplinary research with excellent core support.  For a description of the institute and details of core facilities, visit

We are looking for a talented computational biologist, with experience in human genetics (preferably including genome-wide association studies), to join our Cardiovascular Genetics & Genomics team.  Our research is aimed at understanding the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease, with a focus on inherited heart diseases.  You will be embedded in a well-established bioinformatics team, and will use genomic data (SNP array and high throughput sequencing) to study the genetic architecture of inherited cardiomyopathies.

You will have a PhD in biological science or a closely related discipline, or equivalent research, industrial or commercial experience, and will be skilled in bioinformatics.  You will join a vibrant group, led by Dr James Ware, who is a recently-appointed principal investigator within the internationally recognised Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics group.  The group has a track record of excellence and innovation in cardiovascular genetics and computational genomics, with numerous publications in top-tier journals and extensive international collaboration.

This is an MRC Postdoctoral Scientist position providing training and development supporting post-doctoral scientists in early or changed career paths helping establish them as successful research scientists in their chosen field.  We offer a highly attractive benefits package including competitive salary and final salary pension scheme.

Informal enquiries should be sent to

For full details of this post and to complete an online application, visit and upload your CV, names and contacts of two scientific references along with a covering letter stating why you are applying for this role (providing evidence against the requirements of the job as per the job description and person specification). Please quote reference number LMS – 616

Applications which do not provide a cover letter will not be considered.

*Salary quoted is inclusive of London weighting. Additional allowances comprise a £1,000 lump sum Settlement Allowance plus a yearly Training Allowance of £850 in the first year, paid in monthly instalments. The Training Allowance increases to £1,300 in year two, and £1,800 in the third year.

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