Sheffield Bioinformatics Core Analyst

University of Sheffield - Department of Neuroscience

Contract Type: Fixed Term contract for 3 years

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Department: Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)


The University of Sheffield and its associated Medical School and Hospitals are ranked as one of the nation's top biomedical research institutions in patient care, research, and education.

This post is in the Sheffield Bioinformatics Core (SBC) which has University-wide responsibility. Delivering analytical support, infrastructure and training programs for acceleration of research discovery, the newly launched Core is supported directly by the Vice Chancellor’s office and key scientific organisations across campus. It has been established with the goal of ensuring international best practice in bioinformatics at the University of Sheffield. The Core is structured to have close links to well established cores across the UK and internationally.

This is a unique opportunity for you to participate in world-class research whilst; applying best practice and developing new analytical skills and building on your existing expertise. As a senior member of the bioinformatics core team, you will deliver within a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure, data analysis, training and development. You should have a strong background in statistics with clear evidence of applying statistical methodology to genomics and high dimensional data. You will be working directly with biomedical researchers, primarily in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, on projects that have a strong translational focus; applying design and interpretation of disease transcriptomics and genome sequences in humans and model organisms. Building your career together with a cohesive, interactive team of highly experienced bioinformaticians, you will be able to leverage a great opportunity to join a newly launched organisation where you will have a key role in establishing Sheffield as an internationally-recognised centre of excellence for Bioinformatics support.

You will hold a PhD in a biomedical or quantitative science (or MSc with equivalent experience).

This is a full time post, fixed term for 3 years.

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