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Translational Research Bioinformatician
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: BMH-017649

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/11/2021

Salary: £42,149-£51,799 per annum depending on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Biology, Medicine Health

Division: Professional Services

Hours Per Week: Full time

Contract Duration: Until 8th November 2024

School / Directorate: Research and Innovation

Translational research at the University of Manchester (UoM) and in particular in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, encompasses a wide range of activities stemming from discoveries in the fundamental sciences and progressing through a pipeline that includes hypothesis testing and elucidation of disease mechanisms, preclinical research in animal models, through to clinical trials in humans of new drugs, devices and diagnostic procedures and ultimately delivery and adoption within the NHS and the third sector. UoM is member of the Wellcome Trust Institutional Translation Partnership Awards (TPA) network aimed at building better links between science, technology and innovation by removing barriers between disciplines and making it easier to take the first translational step. The TPA is delivered through Translation Manchester which provides an agile approach to supporting and enabling innovation.​​​​​​​

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to join Translation Manchester supporting the UoM TPA with a view to building a critical mass of support for all Translational Researchers across the University and its partner organisations. This support and enablement role will primarily focus on providing expertise in bioinformatics to the benefits of the translational research community, building capacity and capability in this area. The post will play a major role in moving the pre-clinical research along the translational research continuum by providing support and training in bioinformatics to translational researchers.

The post holder will work closely with a team of Translational Research Managers within the RS&I team and will support research groups working across multiple disciplines within, but not limited to, the Wellcome Centre for Cell Matrix Research and the Lydia Becker Institute for Immunology and Inflammation.

The post holder will have oversight on the data sets held and generated within the University and will be responsible for facilitating connections and collaborations between research groups with the help of the Translational Research Managers and the wider Translation Manchester team. This role is ideal for a bioinformatician who enjoys collaborative working across multi-disciplinary teams and training early career researchers and staff.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

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: Dr Lloyd Gregory or Dr Alessandro Faroni

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

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


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