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Bioinformatics Research Associate in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: LSX-05845

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/03/2015

Salary: £30,434 to £37,394 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Life Sciences

Division: ZZ Do not use Cellular Systems

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: 36 months

School / Directorate: ZZ Do not use School of Life Sciences

You will work within two laboratories that are part of an internationally recognised, high quality, multidisciplinary program that investigates several diverse aspects of eukaryotic gene expression. You will be involved in a number of projects in our labs, which use the latest genomics technologies, including ChIP-seq and RNA-seq, to study how cellular signaling affects chromatin structure and transcription factor function on a genome-wide scale. Both embryonic stem cells and mouse embryogenesis are being studied building on our recent publications (Dev. Cell., doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2014.12.024; Cell Reports, doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.05.037). You will join two highly motivated research groups working on the molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic transcription factor function in the context of differentiation and development. You will collaborate with a well-established Bioinformatics group to develop novel methods for ‘omic data analysis.

You should ideally possess (or shortly expect to gain) a PhD and have postgraduate qualifications and experience in bioinformatics, including scientific programming and analysis of large-scale data and familiarity with unix/linux. A desire to work on cutting edge aspects of gene regulation and to develop new tools is essential.

The School of Cellular Systems 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 received a Silver Award in 2009 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

Previous applicants need not apply.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Andrew Sharrocks


Or Nicoletta Bobola


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting:     06 March 2015

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

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