Postdoctoral Research Associate in Omics and Informatics Grade 7

University of Liverpool - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Institute of Infection and Global Health

Department of Infection Biology 

We are seeking a bioinformatician with skills in molecular biology or vice versa to underpin the laboratories of Professor Julian Hiscox and Dr. Ben Makepeace and work collaboratively with other groups within the Institute of Infection and Global Health as the work load permits.  You will be attached to projects predominately involved in the analysis and characterisation of mammalian and arthropod tissues and cells infected with pathogenic organisms and treated with therapeutic counter measures or exposed to toxic substances.  You will co-ordinate and lead the analysis of these samples and be well versed in integrating transcriptomics and proteomics datasets as well as any associated meta-data.  You will be expected to drive the development of MinION sequencing in the laboratory.  This will be for the identification and characterisation of genomes of target organisms, the use of this technology for differential gene expression analysis and potential single nucleotide polymorphism calling.  You will also be responsible for analysing data generated on HiSeq and PacBIO platforms and proteomics data.  You should have a PhD in the informatics area or molecular biology and have relevant experience in each of these disciplines, as the work is a mixture of wet and dry laboratory work.  You will be expected to work with and present data to supporting organisations.  The post will commence on the 1 October 2017 and is available until 30 September 2019. 

Job Ref: 008122

Closing Date: 2 October 2017 

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