Location: Southampton General Hospital
Salary: £30,942 Per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (until 31/03/2023)
Closing Date: Sunday 27 June 2021
Interview Date: To be confirmed
The RNA Genomics group invites applications for a postdoctoral position funded
by the National Institute of Health Research UK, focusing on improving
diagnostic testing of genetic disease using RNA and transcriptomics, in
particular investigating how transcriptomics can uplift and inform genomics.
What diseases would be investigated can be flexible and possibly adapted to
the applicants interests, but could include cardiac genetic disease or
The successful applicant will be engaged in the evaluation and development of
methods for RNA and transcriptomics testing and the analysis of that data.
Strong candidates will have a record of academic achievement including a
background or strong interest in biological science, and a relevant
postgraduate degree. Direct experience of genomic bioinformatics and
experience of working with large-scale genetic data are desirable. Skills in
computing and bioinformatics, as well as the handling of large-scale data
sets, and an ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment
would be an advantage.
You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience
in genetics or genomics.
The Human Genetics and Genomic Medicine theme is part of the Human Development
and Health (HDH) Academic Unit, part of the Faculty of Medicine and located
at Southampton University Hospital site. The appointee will benefit from
interaction with the co-located Genomic Informatics group and other groups
within HDH undertaking a range of transcriptomic and epigenetic studies in
both humans and animal models. The applicant will join a team working in this
Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from
candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD
qualification. The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful
completion of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of
Senior Research Assistant will be given.
This position is full time fixed term until 31/03/2023.
Further information can be found at:
https: // www. southampton.ac.uk/medicine/about/staff/db7x07.page?
For informal enquiries, contact Professor Diana Baralle
(email@example.com or call 02381206162).
You should submit your completed online application form at
https: // jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the
closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds
(Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456 or email
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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all
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not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.