Research Associates - Computational Biologist / Bioinformatician (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
December 06, 2023
Offerd Salary:£36,024-£44,263
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Research Associates - Computational Biologist / Bioinformatician (Fixed


The Patil lab at the MRC Toxicology Unit is looking to appoint two postdoctoral researchers to join their team.

We are a diverse team spanning multiple scientific disciplines, including microbiology, metabolomics, and bioinformatics. We are looking for two computational biologist / bioinformaticians to work on metabolism-centred modelling of microbial evolution and interactions. We are particularly interested in candidates enthusiastic for developing new tools for model- guided microbiome engineering.

The MRC Toxicology Unit offers excellent research infrastructure and support for personal development. Candidates will be encouraged to bring their own ideas to the project and learn new skills in, for example, metabolomics.

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline such as computational biology or metabolic engineering and have a strong research background in metabolic modelling. A good publication record in peer-reviewed journals is required.

Informal enquiries are invited and can be directed to Kiran R. Patil ([email protected]).

Relevant publications:

  • Jouhten P., Konstantinidis D., Pereira F., Andrejev S., Grkovska K., Castillo S., Ghiachi P., Beltran G., Almaas E., Mas A., Warringer J., Gonzalez R., Morales P., Patil, K. R.. Predictive evolution of metabolic phenotypes using model¿designed environments. Mol Syst Biol 18:e10980 (2022)

  • Konstantinidis, D., F. Pereira, E. M. Geissen, K. Grkovska, E. Kafkia, P. Jouhten, Y. Kim, S. Devendran, M. Zimmermann and K. R. Patil¿. Adaptive laboratory evolution of microbial co-cultures for improved metabolite secretion. Mol Syst Biol 17(8): e10189. (2021)

  • Fixed-term: These posts are funded for two years in the first instance. Further extension may be possible depending on the availability of funds.

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  • PU39356
  • Department/Location

    MRC Toxicology Unit, Cambridge








    8 November 2023

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