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Postdoctoral Scientist/Computational Biologist

University of Cambridge - Welcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £32,816 to £40,322
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th October 2019
Closes: 30th November 2019
Job Ref: PR21098

The Brand lab is searching for a lab based Postdoctoral Scientist/Computational Biologist to generate and analyse data from single cell RNAseq and Targeted DamID analyses of neural stem cells and their progeny. Professor Andrea Brand's lab at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge investigates stem cell proliferation and quiescence in the Drosophila and mouse brain.

The ideal candidate should have completed a PhD in biological science (or related discipline) and have experience in bioinformatics. They should be proficient with R and Python and have experience with the analysis of High-Throughput sequencing data, including single cell RNAseq and ATACseq, and knowledge of statistics and the application of statistical methods for robust data analysis. We encourage applicants with experience in molecular biology and developmental biology to apply.

For further details please see the HR7 Further Information file.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

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Please quote reference PR21098 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working and funds for returning carers and other family friendly schemes. The Gurdon Institute is committed to equality and diversity in the workplace, for more information go to

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