PostDoc Position Available – Biostatistician

rna-seqPostdoctoral Biostatistician (High-throughput Genomics / Transcriptomics)

Salary Range - £37491 to £40600 per annum

Location - The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Description - The Babraham Institute is a charity which is world renowned for its research in life sciences to enhance lives and improve wellbeing. We are looking to recruit an experienced Biostatistician to join a successful international team studying the mechanisms of gene expression in the immune system. The laboratory consists of five groups studying various aspects of immunology including the impact of ageing on immunity. The post holder will take a lead role in the development of methods to analyse the transcriptome of lymphocytes where available tools do not suffice to address the relevant biological questions. There will be an emphasis on the analysis of the dynamics of gene expression, identification of different mRNA isoforms and the discovery of novel transcripts and open reading frames. In addition to leading their own project the applicant will assist others with the design and analysis of experiments involving next generation sequencing.

Requirements – The successful applicant will be a PhD level biostatistician with experience in the design and analysis of experiments that use next generation sequencing to gain information on gene expression mechanisms. Experience in both the development of novel analysis tools as well as using existing packages for high throughput sequence analysis is essential.

Timing - This position will start in October 2014 and is available for 3 years. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Martin Turner martin.turner@babraham.ac.uk

Apply - Further information about the Institute can be found on our website. Application forms and further details are available electronically from our website (www.babraham.ac.uk), or by contacting our 24-hour Recruitment Line on 01223 496365, or e-mail: babraham.personnel@babraham.ac.uk. On applying please quote reference MT-Pbio-LT. Closing date for completed applications is 8th July 2014.

The Babraham Institute is a user of the disability symbol and is positive about disabled people. The Babraham Institute receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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