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Research Associate in Computational Statistics for Genomic Data Analysis
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: LSX-07822

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/03/2016

Salary: £30,738 - £33,574 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Life Sciences

Division: Molecular Systems

Hours Per Week: 1.0 FTE

Contract Duration: until 31/03/2019

School / Directorate: ZZ Do not use School of Life Sciences

You will lead the development of advanced computational tools for the analysis of large-scale data from transcriptomic (RNA-Seq) and cistromic (ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq) datasets. The project is a close collaboration between computational, developmental and cell biologists and you will help design experiments and apply novel and established tools to analyse the resulting experimental data. We expect that you will be committed to open source scientific software development and will follow good practice in software publishing. You will have a PhD with a significant mathematical/computational component, expertise in computational statistics, expertise in scientific programming and a strong interest in computational biology. You will be based in a thriving computational biology lab led by Magnus Rattray but also working closely with collaborating experimental biologists. This 36-month full-time post is supported by a BBSRC award to Nicoletta Bobola, Magnus Rattray and Kimberly Mace to improve our understanding of homeodomain transcription factors in vertebrates.

Molecular Systems is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School received a Silver Award in 2009 for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Magnus Rattray


Tel: 0161 275 5094

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting:     Monday 22 February 2016

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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