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Research Assistant/Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant / Research Associate - Bioinformatician position funded by Bloodwise UK, starting as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will develop and implement bioinformatic tools to analyze next generation sequencing (exome, targeted resequencing, CHIP-Seq) and gene expression profiling data from lymphoma in the research laboratory of Professor Ming-Qing Du based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus within Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Applicants should have a MSc in a relevant subject or PhD, or expect to obtain a PhD shortly, an excellent knowledge of a programming or scripting language, and significant experience in bioinformatic analyses, ideally in next generation sequencing data analyses. The post-holder will work closely with other bioinformaticians in the Biomedical Research Centre, should be highly motivated, and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality bioinformatic analyses within a multidisciplinary team.

Where the successful applicant does not yet have a PhD, he/she will normally be under appointed as a Research Assistant (salary of £28,936) in a Research Associate post (salary of £31,604) on the understanding that he/she will be appointed as a Research Associate upon successful completion of his/her PhD). The higher Research Associate salary should be backdated to the submission date of their thesis.

Ability to work both as part of a team and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. The duties/responsibilities of this post, as outlined in the further information documents, include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, assisting in the supervision of student research projects, and delivering seminars and occasional lectures.

Further information about the research group can be found at the group's website (

Informal enquires may be made to Professor Ming-Qing Du (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 August 2019 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

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.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to Irene Piper or 01223 333940

Please quote reference PK15382 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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