CRUK Birmingham Centre Bioinformatician

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences; Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

Full Time, fixed term until 31 March 2022

The CRUK Birmingham Centre Bioinformatician will take overall responsibility for leading the development and dissemination of high quality, cutting edge bioinformatic/computational biology methods within the CRUK Birmingham Centre, and application of these to CRUK Birmingham Centre workstreams. The role will be affiliated to the Centre for Computational Biology (CCB), a cross-college initiative combining multiple disciplines across the University and its partners to maximise the analysis and application of Big Data, focusing on Development, Application, and Training.

The postholder will be expected to employ and lead development of relevant statistical, mathematical and computational tools, including use of system-wide studies of biological processes, applying these to complex biological data, to detect patterns and generate hypotheses that feed back into new experiments. Analyses may relate to large-scale genetic, transcriptomic, epigenetic, immunonomic, or clinical datasets (eg genomic, gene expression (RNA seq), ChIPSeq, and DNase (ATAC)-Seq, among other approaches). These efforts will be central to development of workstreams in each of the CRUK Birmingham Centre’s three scientific themes of Genomics, Immunology and Virology, and will also be key to progression of disease-focussed projects.

The post-holder’s role will be to coordinate these activities, ensuring data generated are used in an efficient, standardised, secure and accurate manner using cutting edge technologies and adhering to information governance standards. With support from the CRUK Birmingham Centre Management Grouping, the post will also actively participitate in the strategic development of bioinformatic capabilities.

The successful applicant will hold a relevant degree, at a minimum of a 2:1 classification or equivalent. The degree should have links with informatics and science e.g. biological, biomedical, natural sciences, computing, informatics and computer science. They will also have a PhD and substantial post-doctoral experience in Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences, Biology or another relevant area. They will have excellent inter-personal skills, and an ability to develop effective working relationships with a diverse range of people and external organisations. The post-holder will proactively identify gaps in bioinformatics expertise and knowledge within the CRUK Birmingham Centre, and strategic opportunities for new developments in the knowledge/expertise base.

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