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Research Group Leader - Computational Biology

University of Cambridge - Department of Pathology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th June 2019
Closes: 19th July 2019
Job Ref: PK18777

We seek a Research Group Leader with a research focus on applying Computational Biology / Bioinformatics to better understand biological processes and/or disease. The successful candidate will establish a research program within the Department of Pathology that uses Bioinformatics / Computational Biology and will collaborate within the department, clinical school and university. The Department has expanded its genomics and computational biology expertise and the successful candidate would benefit from existing resources and mentorship.

The successful candidate could propose a program of research that has both 'wet' and 'dry' elements. The proposed independent research programme should align to at least one of the following disciplines: Cellular and Molecular Pathology, Immunology, Virology, Microbiology or Parasitology ( 

The position will be for a maximum of five years and is available from 1st October 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Pathology, in Cambridge, and will be provided with laboratory space and a PhD studentship in the Department. It is expected that she/he will obtain research grants to build a research group.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD and postdoctoral research experience that is relevant to their proposed research programme within the Department of Pathology. They will have an excellent track-record of research and have published in leading journals.

The main responsibilities of this role are outlined in the Further Information document and include developing an independent research programme, assisting in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate student projects and delivery of seminars relating to their research area. 

As part of the selection process, short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department to give a seminar on their work and meet prospective colleagues. It is intended to arrange these visits on Tuesday 20th August 2019.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance. 

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

Any enquiries relating to the application process please contact Jodi Smith -

Please quote reference PK18777 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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