|Salary:||Research Assistant: £31,396 to £34,962 per annum. Research Associate: £33,966 to £44,263 per annum|
|Placed On:||22nd September 2023|
|Closes:||20th October 2023|
We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.
In this role you will join the research teams of Dr Sarra Ryan and Professor Anthony Moorman in the development of bioinformatic pipelines for the analysis of long-read whole genome sequencing data in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. Working as part of the Leukaemia Research Cytogenetics Group, you will determine the clinical significance of novel genetic variants that are associated with childhood ALL development to improve risk-directed treatment stratification.
You will work closely with internal and external collaborators to develop and utilise tools and pipelines to process, align and analyse sequencing data produced from long read (Oxford Nanopore Technologies) and short read (Illumina) technologies. The work will be performed using high performance cloud computing solutions, including the Genomics England Trusted Research Environment. This position offers the opportunity to develop and utilise bioinformatic, biostatistic and computational methods for next generation sequencing approaches in childhood leukaemia patients.
You will have a PhD (or be near completion for appointment at Research Assistant) in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Systems Biology or a similar discipline, including experience in Bioinformatics and Programming.
This appointment is a fixed term post until 31st October 2026.
Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Dr Sarra Ryan at email@example.com
Further Information about the Faculty can be found here: Leukaemia Research Cytogenetics Group | Leukaemia Research Cytogenetics Group | Newcastle University (ncl.ac.uk)
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