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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Exeter - Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Location: Exeter, Hybrid
Salary: The starting salary will be from £32,332 to £38,205 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th February 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: P91333

This new full-time post is immediately available until 31 March 2025 on a fixed-term basis.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The post
The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences / MRC-CMM wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics to support the work of Dr Tetsu Kudoh, Prof Mark Ramsdale and Dr Rhys Farrer. This NC3Rs funded post is available immediately. The successful applicant will be working on sequence analysis of the thermotolerant Arabian killifish as a novel model for infection studies. They will specifically contribute to genomic analyses including genome assembly, annotation, quality control, functional annotation and enrichment and comparative genomics and transcriptomics. Genomic analyses will be published, and be integrated in an online genome browser, that the successful applicant will also ideally contribute towards.

About you
The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

Applicants will have confidence in the application of bioinformatic and a willingness to collaborate with others and share your knowledge and experience to promote the NC3Rs primary objectives.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification (available on the university's website, accessed by the 'Apply' button) for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world’s most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

Further information
For further information please contact Dr Tetsu Kudoh, e-mail T.Kudoh@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01392) 723473.

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