Research Assistant/Associate in Bioinformatics - A118860R

Newcastle University - Institute of Cellular Medicine

Salary: £27,285 - £28,936 (without PhD) per annum or £29,799 - £38,833 (PhD Awarded) per annum

Closing Date: 27 April 2018

Please be advised that due to a new minimum salary threshold of £30,000 per annum imposed by the UKVI, this post may not qualify for University sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.

You will join the computational biology group led by Dr Rico focused in studying the gene regulatory programs and epigenomes of immune cells. You will develop integrative bioinformatics approaches to interrogate publicly available transcriptomics and epigenomics datasets to identify the distinct chromatin configurations that underlie the different immune responses in men and women.

You should have experience in Bioinformatics and Genomics. You will be expected to have a PhD or (for a research assistant post) will be close to the completion of a PhD in Systems Biology, Genomics or a similar discipline. You will hold a Masters (MSci, MRes or equivalent) for Research Assistant level, where we offer the option to enrol in a MPhil program. Substantial practical knowledge of analysis of next generation sequencing is essential, including transcriptomics, genomic variation and epigenomics profiling. You should have experience in working with a Unix/Linux environment, proficiency using R and scripting languages (Perl, Python, Shell) and a record of productivity in peer-reviewed literature.  Knowledge in Immunology, Epigenetics and proficiency in network analysis would be highly desirable.

This post is tenable for 2 years. Informal enquiries to Dr Daniel Rico, email:

The Institute holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network

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