Research Associate

University of Glasgow - School of Engineering

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to bioinformatics and statistical analysis of the recently funded microbiome projects, namely and not limited to: A microbial basis for Atlantic Salmon energetics (BBSRC BB/P001203/1); Optimising decentralised low cost infrastructure by managing the microbes (EPSRC EP/P029329/1), we seek an exceptional post-doctoral candidate to work with Dr Umer Zeeshan Ijaz and Professor William T. Sloan to advance the computational framework already in place at the Water & Environment Group (See http://userweb.eng.gla.ac.uk/umer.ijaz/#bioinformatics for details). Specifically, the job requires expert knowledge in processing and analysing omics datasets with pivital focus on methods development.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum.

This position has funding for up to 28 months in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Vacancy reference: 019193; Closing date: 12 November 2017.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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