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Research Assistant/Associate – Bioinformatics (Smith Lab)

Posted by , on 13 June 2019

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
Salary: £26,243 – £30,395 or £30,395 – £39,609
Reference: PS19502
Closing date: 10 July 2019

The Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute is an international centre of excellence for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Scientists in the Institute collaborate to advance our knowledge of various stem cell types and to perform pioneering work in translational research areas, providing the foundation for new medical treatments (

Research position is open in the laboratory of Professor Austin Smith to join investigations into the fundamental biology of pluripotency and pluripotent stem cells in different mammals. Candidates should have a publication record from their previous research, but prior experience with pluripotent stem cells is not essential. Homepage:

We are looking for a Research Assistant/Associate – Bioinformatics. Research Associate candidates should have a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in computational biology or bioinformatics. Research Assistant candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant subject. The successful candidate will have experience in next generation sequencing pipelines, and good understanding of molecular cell biology. Under the guidance of a senior bioinformatician, you will develop and implement algorithms, analysis methods and visualisation tools for cross-species comparisons using scRNAseq, ChIPseq and ATAC-seq data.

Candidates will have proven capacity to design, execute, and interpret experiments or data analyses. Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team are essential. Our lab is international in character and this project is collaborative with groups in China and Japan.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online at

The closing date is 10 July 2019, with interviews to be confirmed.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference PS19502 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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