Senior Research Associate

University of East Anglia - School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Science

(0.8 FTE)

Postdoctoral Bioinformatician Position on Social Evolution and the Evolution of Ageing in Bumble Bees 

We have an opportunity for an experienced postdoctoral bioinformatician to work on a three-year, NERC-funded project in a team supervised by Professors Andrew Bourke and Tracey Chapman.  The aim of the project is to investigate costs of reproduction and the fecundity-longevity trade-off in the bumble bee Bombus terrestris and the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster.  The wider goal is to determine the effects of social evolution on the evolution of ageing.  The postholder will analyse RNA-Seq data generated by experimental manipulations of the bumble bees and flies. 

  • You will have a minimum of a PhD in a relevant area, research experience in bioinformatics including the analysis of RNA-Seq data through writing scripts, programming and deployment of software packages, and be able to fulfil all essential elements of the person specification.

This part-time (80% FTE) post is available for a fixed term period of up to 36 months from 1 October 2017.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver

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