University of Cambridge - Department of Haematology

Applications are invited for a full-time Bioinformatician to work with the groups of Professor Tony Green, Professor Bertie Gottgens, Dr Elisa Laurenti and Dr David Kent in the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Department of Haematology ( on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The Green/Gottgens/Laurenti/Kent groups have an international track record in applying state of the art single cell genomics and other computational biology approaches to the study of normal and malignant blood stem cells (for example: Scialdone et al Nature 2016, Park et al EMBO J 2016, Wilson et al Cell Stem Cell 2015, Laurenti et al Cell Stem Cell 2015).

Building on their track record in single cell transcriptomics, the four groups are currently generating numerous new datasets to investigate transcriptional programs in both normal and malignant blood cell differentiation. The postholder will work alongside an existing team of five bioinformaticians, and also join into our existing collaborative network with other groups in this field (for example the Marioni group in Cambridge and Theis group in Munich).

The successful candidate should have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject or relevant experience. A doctorate/postgraduate degree is desirable. Proficiency in R and/or Python is a requirement. Experience of analysing and interpreting single cell genomics or regulatory genomics datasets would be advantageous, as would be an interest in stem cell/cancer research. The ability to work independently together with communication, organisational and problem solving skills are all essential.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Bertie Gottgens via Chris Caulfield is responsible for the recruitment for this post and can be contacted on

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 21st December 2017, with interview dates yet to be confirmed by the department.

Please quote reference RB14119 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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