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Proteomics Bioinformatician (Fixed Term) - Research Assistant / Associate

The Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) offers a unique partnership of clinical and basic research supported by world-class facilities. The CIMR Proteomics Facility has expanded to meet the evolving demands of a rapidly developing field and now operates three Orbitrap mass spectrometers and a wide variety of software tools ranging from commercial packages to custom scripts.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated Proteomics Bioinformatician to help support and develop our expanding repertoire of software tools. Applicants must be educated to a degree level and ideally have a post-graduate qualification in a field requiring analysis of large datasets.

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of statistics as applied to large datasets and research experience in programming. S/he will be responsible for processing data generated by the Facility, and while a background in life sciences is not critical, an understanding of mass spectrometry-driven proteomics would be beneficial. Applicants with more extensive experience of proteomic mass spectrometry are particularly encouraged to apply. We strongly advise applicants consult the document below which contains full details of the post.

For appointment at the higher grade, candidates must have substantial experience in processing and handling Proteomic data. However, candidates without this level of expertise will be considered for appointment at the lower grade with the prospect of promotion once full performance of duties is achieved. In either case, the successful candidate must be enthusiastic, adaptable and prepared to learn and apply new techniques and approaches as required.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years 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.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Dr Robin Antrobus, Proteomics Facility Manager. Email:

For any information regarding the application process, please contact Charlotte Yelton, HR Supervisor. Email:

Please quote reference SA15507 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.

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