Research Associate (Bioinformatician) Fixed Term
The Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit is an internationally renowned
institution focused on the delivery of field-changing mechanistic insights
into toxicology and disease.
We are looking to appoint a Research Associate Bioinformatician to join the
Willis and Lilley (Dept. Biochemistry) labs to provide support in data
processing, statistical analysis, integration and visualisation of
transcriptomics and proteomics datasets, particularly data generated from the
application of methods to interrogate the RNA binding proteome (doi:
10.1038/s41587-018-0001-2) and subcellular transcriptomics (doi:
https: // doi.org/10.1101/2022.01.24.477541) and proteomics (doi:
Training in appropriate methods and in-house computational tools will be
A degree in a scientific or computational discipline is required together with
a postgraduate degree (PhD) preferably in a computational discipline such as
bioinformatics, computational biology/chemistry, computer science or
quantitative biology. Experience in consulting with non-computational research
scientists on experimental design and bioinformatics analysis and/or
publication record of meaningful analysis roles in peer reviewed articles is
highly desirable. Basic programming or scripting skills are required together
with experience in computational analysis of high-throughput molecular biology
Knowledge and ability to work in at least one of the following areas is
Sequence bioinformatics - DNA/RNA alignment tools, annotation of
sequences/regions with genomic features, genome browsers/visualization
Mass-spectrometry data analysis - processing of proteomics/metabolomics
data, feature identification
Programming/scripting - software development, algorithm development,
experience with cluster computing
General Statistical Data analysis - application of statistical tests and
models, e.g., data normalization and clustering; familiarity with
Bioinformatics tools and databases - practical experience of a range of
bioinformatics software packages and database resources
Fixed-term: funding for this position is from Celgene and is available for 2
years in the first instance with a possibly of further extension.
Further information on the Toxicology Unit can be found at (https:// www. mrc-
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Informal inquiries are welcome and can be directed to Anne Willis aew80@mrc-
Please quote reference PU31854 on your application and in any correspondence
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Willis Bioinformatician Celgene
MRC Toxicology Unit, Cambridge
21 June 2022
12 July 2022