Computational Biologist for Synthetic Biology

Job Reference : S&E-10956
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 04/12/2017
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : starting 1st December 2017 until 30th November 2018

We are seeking a talented computational biologist/bioinformatician to develop innovative computational tools for synthetic biology and to support our chromosome design and synthesis automation needs. As a member of the Cai lab, you will be responsible for developing synthetic biology design tools and provide computational support to the group. You will work on multiple synthetic biology projects working closely with members of the SYNBIOCHEM centre and members from the Cai lab.

 You will also work closely with the other senior technology leads to ensure the timely and appropriate flow of data and protocols across the platforms to drive forward the Centre’s scientific vision. It is essential that the computational biologist is highly skilled with extensive experience and knowledge in the use of bioinformatics algorithms and web-based application development. A strong collaborative team-based ethos is imperative.

 The School of Chemistry is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance.  We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit.  For further information, please visit            

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Patrick Cai


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

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

Further Particulars


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.