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Bioinformatician (Smith Lab and Hendrich Lab) Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Coucil Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Posted by , on 26 February 2013

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

The Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute provides outstanding scientists with the opportunity and resources to undertake ground-breaking research into the fundamental properties of mammalian stem cells.

Salary: £24,049-£27,047

A new post has become available to perform bioinformatic analysis of high-throughput data generated by the research teams of Professor Austin Smith and Dr. Brian Hendrich. The postholder will work alongside a small team of bioinformaticians dedicated to the application of modern bioinformatics techniques to stem cell research. The post holder will interact with bench scientists in the two groups, the SCI bioinformatics team, and with collaborators at the EBI. The projects aim to understand the molecular controls of potency and lineage commitment of embryonic stem cells.
The vacant post is at Research Assistant level and would be suitable for individuals with either a computational or biological background. Necessary training in specialist computational tools will be provided; the main criterion is an enthusiasm to use bioinformatic approaches to advance stem cell research.

The postholder should be able to work in a UNIX/Linux environment. Proficiency with a scripting language (e.g. Perl/Python) statistical analysis tools (R, Matlab) and genome analysis software (e.g. Galaxy) would be a strong advantage.

To apply, please visit our vacancies webpage:

Informal enquiries are also welcome via email:

For more details on the Smith and Hendrich groups, please see:

Applications must be submitted by 17:00 on 28th March 2013.

We do not accept applications by post or email except in exceptional circumstances. Please note that you cannot amend your application once you have submitted it, so please ensure that you upload all the correct documents the first time.

Application Forms:
All applications MUST include the following:
• Cover Letter
• CV
• The relevant CHRIS form (Parts 1, 2 and 3)
If you do not wish to submit the Equal Opportunities data, please upload a blank form to the applications site.
Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd April 2013. If you have not been invited for interview by 12th April 2013, you have not been successful on this occasion.
The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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