Bioinformatics Scientist (Multi-omics & Pan-genomics): An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a multidisciplinary team studying the regulation of protein abundance in plants. The post holder will work very closely with a lab-based postdoctoral researcher (genomics/proteomics) situated at Rothamsted Research and postdoctoral researchers (pangenome construction/statistical genetics, and proteomics, respectively) based at University College London and University of Cambridge.

The overall aims of the project are to conduct a multi-omic analysis of Arabidopsis MAGIC lines and founders, to relate the Arabidopsis MAGIC pangenome to RNA and protein regulatory networks and to determine to what extent protein abundance predicts plant phenotype.

The post-holder will focus on the implementation and, where necessary, development of methods, for statistical and bioinformatics analysis of the various levels of ‘omic data in a pangenome context. We are looking for a dynamic and able individual with a MSc or PhD in bioinformatics, statistical genetics, or similar area. Prior experience of coding and methods development in a related field would be strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have access to a cutting-edge high-performance computing cluster and an in-house Galaxy platform, supported by the core Bioinformatics team. Experience of working with plants is not necessary.

For further information, please contact Prof. Freddie Theodoulou, or Dr Keywan Hassani-Pak This is a full-time 2 year appointment with a salary in the range of £31,350  to £32,315 per annum.

About The Company

Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK’s leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.  

Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.


Closing date: 1 March 2023

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