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Bioinformatician (Research Assistant/Associate)

Applications are invited for a Bioinformatician in the laboratory of Professor Steve Jackson based in the internationally renowned Gurdon Institute in the centre of Cambridge, UK (

We wish to recruit a versatile individual to participate in data-driven projects addressing mechanisms by which genome mutations arise and how they influence cell proliferation and survival in response to DNA damaging agents and other stresses. The post-holder will work on collaborative projects based on biological data generated by other group members. There will, however, be opportunities to lead specific project areas in due course, in line with the overall research objectives of the lab.

Applicants should have a degree level education in biological sciences including computational biology. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in computational biology, and experience in programming and a solid background in statistical tools are essential. The role holder must also have a strong grounding in biological sciences and good communication skills. Familiarity with analysis of "next-generation" DNA sequencing data would also be highly desirable.

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a brief statement outlining your research interests in the Upload section of the online application. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email Please quote reference PR12250 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working and funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.

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