Job Reference : S&E-11991
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 10/06/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum, according to experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering
Division : Chemical Biology & Biological Chemistry
Hours Per week : Full-time
Contract Duration : 20 June 2018 to 19 June 2020

We are seeking a talented scientific software developer / computational biologist / bioinformatician to develop innovative computational tools for synthetic biology and to support our chromosome design and synthesis automation needs.

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.

You will have a relevant MSc / PhD in computational biology, computer sciences or a related engineering or scientific discipline, and substantial experience in one or more languages such as Python / Perl / Ruby on Rails / Java.

We are especially interested in applicants with expertise and experience in developing computational algorithms and web-based applications.  A strong ethos for team-based working and the ability to communicate comfortably with interdisciplinary research scientists will be essential for the success in this critical role.

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. 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: Professor 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.

Please see link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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