Applications are invited for a computational biologist or bioinformatician to join David Baulcombe’s lab in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. The post is for 12 months starting as soon as possible. Salary: £33,309-£40,927

The laboratory has pioneered plant research into RNA silencing and epigenetics, using next generation sequencing to explore genome-wide transcriptomes and DNA methylomes. The post involves collaboration with wet lab scientists in several projects, in experimental design, analysis and interpretation of data, and in the formulation of models and hypotheses.

Details of our research and publications are available on the Departmental website. We have access to high speed computing facilities in the Department (96 core Linux cluster with up to 3.4TB memory and 40TB of storage), as well University high performance computing facilities.

The highly motivated candidate will have a background in computational biology or bioinformatics with interests in genomics and genetic regulation. The postholder will work collaboratively with experimentalist postdocs. This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate wishing to learn more on gene regulation and epigenetics in a collaborative environment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

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Please notice that if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Please quote reference PD32618 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Closing date: 22 August 2022

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