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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

King's College London - Developmental Neurobiology

Location: London
Salary: £37,412 to £44,015 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 11th June 2019
Closes: 31st July 2019
Job Ref: R6/1284/19-HH

We seek a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher to join the international laboratories of Oscar Marin at King's College London and Nick Luscombe at the Francis Crick Institute.

This highly collaborative post is funded by the MRC and forms part of an initial effort aimed at developing Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, directed by Oscar Marin.

The postdoc will apply state-of-the-art computational biology and bioinformatics techniques to analyse cellular diversification in the developing nervous system. The successful candidate will be embedded in a multidisciplinary team and interact with wet-lab as well as dry-lab scientists.

The ideal candidate will have recently completed or be completing a PhD degree in Biology (molecular biology, genetics, genomics), Computational Biology (bioinformatics, systems biology) or Statistics. Applicants must have a proven publication record.

A computing background is not strictly necessary, but you must be keen to work in a dry setting. For applicants with computing experience, fluency in Linux, and excellent knowledge in a programming language is expected (Perl, Python, C/C++, R/BioConductor, MatLab, etc).

Prior experience with handling genome-scale data is advantageous: examples include genome sequence and high-throughput-sequencing data for a range of research applications such as gene expression, protein-DNA/RNA binding, and chromatin conformation measurements. Ability to analyse single-cell RNA-seq data is desirable.

Postdocs are expected to develop and lead projects, as well as help supervise junior members of the laboratory. The ability to work in a team is essential. The post also offers the opportunity to develop new bioinformatics tools that may be widely useful to the scientific community.

The post holder will mainly be based at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology located in the Guy's Campus of King's College London, but it is expected that the post holder will spend substantial periods at the Francis Crick Institute. We are also recruiting for a Research Assistant to join this team.

Fixed term to 31 October 2021.

This is a full-time post.

The selection process will include a panel interview, an assessment, a presentation. Interviews are scheduled to take place mid/late August.

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