PDRA Bioinformatician (Fixed Term): We invite applications for a post-doctoral research associate in bioinformatics to join the Crop Science Centre at the University of Cambridge, Department of Plant Sciences. The successful applicant will work in the brand new and vibrant Crop Science Centre: a flagship initiative designed to accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture. Funding is available for three years initially, with a flexible start date within the next 6 months. The appointee will join a proudly international, diverse, and welcoming collection of researchers.
This is a collaborative role, conducting and supporting the research of the Crop Science Centre as a whole. As such, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to deploy cutting edge bioinformatics tools to a variety of interesting and important problems in the area of sustainable agriculture. These may include, but are not limited to: sequencing (in all its forms), structural modelling, phenotyping, phylogenetics, analysis of extremely large data sets, and data visualisation.
The Department and the University collectively house substantial computing resources that will be at the disposal of the successful applicant. Tasks involving large CPU, GPU, and or memory are readily accommodated.
The successful applicant will work in collaboration with members of various groups, and is expected to be involved in the training and supervision of students and other researchers within the wider Crop Science Centre. They will participate in the dissemination of research through publications and oral presentations, both within the department and at conferences.
Applicants must possess, or will soon be completing, a PhD in any appropriate area, together with excellent skills in scientific analysis, independent working and time management, and oral and written communication skills. Applicants should be skilled in dry-lab techniques. Good interpersonal skills and enthusiasm are essential. Exceptional early career researchers will be encouraged and mentored to apply for subsequent independent fellowships. Informal enquiries are welcomed, direct to Sebastian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, the University of Cambridge does not use journal level metrics when assessing the quality of research outputs. Applicants should not include journal level metrics, such as the Journal Impact Factor, anywhere in their application materials. Applicants should highlight a select subset of what they consider to be their most important research outputs and provide a brief narrative account of their significance. If you have not received any response 1 month after the closing date you should consider your application to be unsuccessful.
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.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance. Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment. Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Please quote reference PD36654 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.
Salary: £35,308 – £43,155
Closing date: 31 May 2023