Job Reference : BM&H-11165
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 18/01/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum, depending on experience
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : -
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration :

You are invited to the post of Data Analyst to work in our Bioinformatics Core Facility, which processes genomic data from one of the largest biomedical faculties in the UK. The post involves dealing with data analysis and storage, focusing particularly on data from high-throughput sequencing experiments (RNA-Seq, DNA-seq, ChIP-seq, micro-RNASeq and metagenomics). Tasks range from low-level QC and mapping through to statistical analysis, data visualization and biological interpretation. You will also help develop tools and workflows, contribute to experimental design prior to data collection and will contribute to writing up work for journal papers and presentations. There will also be opportunities to contribute to training and education activities, e.g. through courses and workshops.

You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and must have a good working knowledge of high-throughput sequencing data analysis methods. Experience of programming in a language relevant for Bioinformatics is essential (e.g. R, Python, C/C++ or Java) as are good communication skills. You should also have good recording and curation skills to enable high project throughput. Candidates with strong statistical data analysis skills are particularly encouraged to apply.

The School 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 achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. An 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:

Professor Magnus Rattray


Tel.: + 44(0)161 275 5094

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.