Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistical and Computational Genomics

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Recruiter
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Location
England
Salary
GBP31115 - GBP39004 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted
28 Jul 2017
Expires
25 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Salary range: GBP31115 to GBP39004pa plus excellent benefits

Fixed-term for 3 years

A postdoctoral position is available in the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute under the leadership of Dr Daniel Gaffney. The main research focus of our group is to understand how genetic variants influence cellular functions, using a mixture of statistical genetics, machine learning and high throughput functional genomics data. The successful applicant will have the freedom to develop their own research area within the broad interests of the group. The post-holder will also have access to unique, large-scale functional genomicsdata sets generated in human induced pluripotent stem cells that our group has developed as part of the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Initiative ()

Candidates in Biology with a background in quantitative analysis and population genetics are strongly encouraged to apply. We also welcome candidates with a background in Physics, Statistics or Computer Science with strong interests in computational biology. Excellent programming skills, experience with very large data sets and an ability to work as part of a team are essential. The post-holder will be encouraged to apply for fellowships and work as part of the Gaffney group at WTSI, for more information on the group's research see:

Dan Gaffney Research Group



Essential Skills

  • PhD in a relevant subject area (Computational Biology, Population Genetics/Genomics, Computer Science, Physics)
  • Strong publishing record
  • Strong statistical and quantitative skills and familiarity with statistical modeling and software
  • Excellent programming skills and extensive experience of UNIX/Linux and cluster computing
  • Ability to communicate ideas and results effectively
  • Ability to work well with other team members
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines


Ideal Skills

  • Previous experience in population genetic analysis
  • Experience with analysis of -omics data sets
  • Some familiarity with the stem cell biology


Other information

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

We seek to provide a supportive family friendly environment to enable scientists at all levels to balance their professional and home lives. This includes options for flexible and part-time working, support and advice for staff taking maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave an on-site nursery, Campus summer holiday club and childcare voucher scheme.

Postdoctoral Fellows are typically in their first or second postdoctoral position as part of a period of early career research training. Successful applicant(s) who have submitted their PhD thesis and are awaiting their PhD award are encouraged to apply.

This position is initially for a fixed term of 3 years. For further information please contact Daniel Gaffney on .

Closing date: 17th September 2017