Senior Research Associate (Comparative Gene Nomenclature Project Manager)

University of Cambridge
May 15, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585-£57,696
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Senior Research Associate (Comparative Gene Nomenclature Project Manager)

Working in the Haematology Department under Dr Elspeth Bruford and as a member of the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC), this post is for a project manager to expand the current remit of the HGNC to gene naming in further species, thanks to funds from our collaborators at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee (USA). Standardised gene naming is of crucial importance as a supporting service to the fields of genomics and clinical medicine in its aim to provide unique, and where possible informative and stable, gene nomenclature for human and other key species. During this time of rapid expansion within the field of genomics, it is imperative that researchers and clinicians have access to standardised gene symbols to allow safe and accurate data exchange and analysis.

For this exciting role, we are seeking an ambitious biocurator with significant experience in the fields of genomics, genetics and bioinformatics. You will be ready to manage your own project, including collaborating with external groups and researchers and working with developers to create a new database and website. You will have a clear track record of publishing and reporting on your work in an international setting. You will be prepared to seek further funds to extend this prototype project.

This position would be ideal for a candidate with a minimum of 5 years' post- doctoral experience and a history of successful collaborations.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 1 March 2025 in the first instance. This appointment would be on a 0.6 FTE basis (3 days per week).

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The closing date for applications is: 15th May 2024

The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed

Please quote reference RB41529 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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    Department of Haematology


    £45,585-£57,696 pro rata






    2 May 2024

    Closing date

    15 May 2024

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