Bioinformatician Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast

Bioinformatician                                                           

Ref: 18/106352

Precision Medicine Centre

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

The Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence (PMC) at Queen’s University Belfast is a new clinical laboratory bringing together high-throughput genomics, digital pathology and big data analytics in a fully integrated fashion. The PMC aims to accelerate the translation of potentially relevant diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic findings into clinically actionable information by applying state-of-the-art technology in a clinical laboratory environment. Our partnerships and collaborations with industry, academia and healthcare organisations maximises the potential to capitalise in the value of integrated clinical and biomarker information to improve patient’s outcome.

The successful candidate will work alongside the Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence’s Bioinformatics Lead to develop, validate and maintain analytical tools, data analysis pipelines and algorithms to analyse genomic information from cancer specimens, in the context of clinical studies and clinical trials.

This post is available for five years to analyse and interpret genomics and digital pathology imaging data providing timely and accurate feedback to others in the team.  The successful candidate will correlate biological findings with clinical outcomes and integration with other datasets such as digital images or expression profiling to develop new diagnostic, prognostic and predictive tools. They will assist in manuscript and grant preparation and writing.

The successful candidate must have:

•  Have or be about to obtain a PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Mathematics or related discipline.

•  At least three years relevant research experience in genomics/molecular pathology.

•  Experience of working with Linux/UNIX environments.

•  Significant experience managing and analysing NGS data and other big data.

•  Proficiency with perl, python, bash and/or equivalent languages. Experience creating, querying and maintaining databases, particularly MySQL or PostgreSQL.

•  Experience with suitable analysis and plotting languages, particularly R or Matlab.

•  Publication record in a relevant field commensurate to experience.

Anticipated interview date: Monday 21 May 2018

Salary scale: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (potential to progress to £42,418 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date:       Friday 4 May 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.


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