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Research Associate - Bioinformatician
Oglesby Cancer Research Building, Withington

Job reference: BM&H-14335

Location: Oglesby Cancer Research Building, Withington

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/08/2019

Salary: £32,236 to £34,189 per annum (according to relevant experience)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Biology, Medicine & Health

Division: Cancer Sciences

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: 1 September 2019 until 30 April 2021

We seek an outstanding candidate for a Bioinformatician position funded by a Cancer Research UK Programme awarded to Professor Stephen Taylor. The post will support on-going projects studying mitosis, MYC and novel drugs  in the context of ovarian cancer (Topham et al (2015) Cancer Cell 28 129-40; Pillay et al (2019) Cancer Cell 35 519-533) and involves analysing high-throughput sequencing experiments (RNA-seq, DNA-seq) and single-cell experiments (10X and iCELL8 platforms). You will join a well funded and productive research group (see located in the Oglesby Cancer Research Building, which provides state-of-the-art physical space, a stimulating intellectual environment, and access to first-rate core facilities.

You will have a PhD or equivalent 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. Candidates with strong statistical and/or web portal development skills are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position is available from 1 September 2019 for one year with a possibility to renew for a further 2.

The School 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 holds a Bronze Award 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:

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


Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Stephen Taylor


Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499


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

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