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Senior Research Associate (Single Cell/Transcriptomics Senior Bioinformatician)

Applications are invited for a Senior Bioinformatician in Single cell/Transcriptomics to join the Genomics and Bioinformatics Core (GBC) within the Institute of Metabolic Science - Metabolic Research Laboratories at the Clinical School, University of Cambridge.

The GBC provides analytical and data management support to research groups within the Metabolic Research Laboratories (MRL). This covers aspects of genomics such as genome sequencing and single cell approaches, in addition to broader data integration efforts across multiple types of 'omics data. This advertised role provides analytical expertise in the design, implementation and interpretation of projects utilising transcriptomics data, including single cell/single nuclei and spatial transcriptomics.

The role holder will use their strong computational background and significant (>5 years) experience of using bioinformatics and statistical approaches to analyse and interpret whole transcriptome data generated from RNA sequencing and integrate this with other 'omics' data including genomics.

Applicants must have a PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics or closely related fields.

This is a fixed term Senior Research Associate (SRA) position (REF returnable) with funding available until 31.03.2030 and is available with immediate effect.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check, a health assessment and a security check.

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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a CV and research proposal of no more than 3 pages in length in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Research Associate (SRA) level; appointment as an SRA will require evidence of an independent research reputation. Due to the levels of skills and experience required we anticipate making an appointment either on the RA scale or towards the bottom of the SRA scale.

The closing date for applications is: 2nd August 2024

The interview date for the role is: 12/08/24 - 23/08/24

Please quote reference RG42186 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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