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Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

UCL - Institute of Health Informatics

Location: London
Salary: £36,028 to £43,533 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th November 2021
Closes: 7th December 2021
Job Ref: 1878014
 

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

The Institute of Health Informatics (IHI) was established in August 2014 as part of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences (FPHS) within the UCL School of Life and The Institute of Health Informatics is seeking a recent PhD graduate in bioinformatics, machine learning, computational biology, computer science or a related discipline to join our team focusing on the interface of phenomic information from electronic health record data and genomic information.

You will develop and utilise algorithms and software for conducting virtual gene editing experiments and pharmacologic interventions on individuals informed by their biological features derived from population-based studies. The project is supported by excellent computing infrastructure provided by UCL’s high-performance computing cluster (Myriad).

The post is funded for 1 year in the first instance.

You will have recently completed a PhD as well as strong programming skills, be comfortable manipulating large-scale data, and have some prior experience in building bioinformatics pipelines. You will be resourceful, an effective independent worker, and a collaborative team member. We place a strong emphasis on supporting career development and on the potential for independence.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,542 - £33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Folkert Asselbergs (f.asselbergs@ucl.ac.uk).

For any queries regarding this advert or recruitment process please contact Anita Gorasia (a.gorasia@ucl.ac.uk).

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

UCL Taking Action for Equality.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. 

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