Senior Bioinformatics Research Officer

University of Leeds

Would you like to be part of an exciting new initiative of the Leeds Omics Virtual Institute? Do you have extensive experience in bioinformatics? Do you have a passion for conducting research and delivering training in bioinformatics?

Together, the Faculties of Biological Sciences and Medicine and Health are seeking a highly motivated Senior Bioinformatics Research Officer to manage the exciting new initiative of the Leeds Omics Virtual Institute. This post will contribute to a range of projects in fundamental biology and medical-focused research. You will have a passion for bioinformatics research and as well as a keen interest in delivering training in bioinformatics to researchers. Whilst staying abreast of developments in the field, you will develop data analysis methods in line with these advances.

You will supply bioinformatics support to researchers in both faculties, working on experimental design and providing specialist data analyses for a variety of -omics data and related questions. You will contribute to grant writing and development of publications and collaborations. Specifically, you will have experience in -omics technologies and experience in one or more of the following data analyses : genomics (e.g. phylogenomics, ChIP-Seq, exomes), transcriptomics (e.g. mRNA, miRNA, lncRNA), translatomics, metabalomics and proteomics.

You will be located in LIDA (Leeds Institute for Data Analytics) which is a £12 million data research infrastructure dedicated to generating new insight and outcomes from high-end data analytics. You will work closely with the Leeds Omics steering committee and will have responsibility for the day-to-day operation of Leeds Omics (e.g. infrastructure, website, and research support), as well as working with the steering committee on coordinating Leeds Omics training workshops and the annual symposium.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and postdoctoral experience, with an emerging publication record and a strong background and extensive experience of bioinformatics projects in industry or academia.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Niamh Forde, University Academic fellow in Reproduction and Early Development

Dr Julie Aspden, University Academic Fellow in Pervasive Transcription

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