|Recruiter:||The Wellcome Sanger Institute|
|Listed on:||3rd September|
|Salary/Rate:||£36,737 - £44,451|
|Contact Name:||The Wellcome Sanger Institute|
We are looking to recruit a Senior Computer Biologist to join our project Juno: a global genomic survey of Streptococcus agalactiae. Juno is a major international research collaboration, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, that aims to sequence and analyse the genomes of a global collection of Streptococcus agalactiae samples to inform disease prevention strategies.
The role will involve bioinformatic analysis of large genomic datasets to gain important biological insights into the pathogen population and its diversity, pathogen genetic association with disease and pathogen transmission. This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a global research consortium and to collaborate with a number of international project partners to deliver key data analysis outputs and scientific papers.
We welcome application from candidates who recently completed their PhD as well as those with previous postdoctoral experience. We are seeking to appoint a talented and motivated individual with a keen interest in the application of genomic data to study pathogen biology and evolution. Ideally you would have an experience in microbial genomics, statistical genetics, computational biology, or a related discipline, with a demonstrated expertise in applying a broad range of genomic analysis approaches to complex datasets.
You will be based in the Genomics of Pneumonia and Meningitis team, part of the Parasites and Microbes Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. The Institute has a world class record of pioneering the use of large-scale genomic data analysis to understand pathogen biology, epidemiology and evolution. You will join a team that is engaged in many exciting research topics such as person-to-person transmission of pathogens, global spread of high-risk clones and evolution of resistance to antibiotics and vaccines. Our studies are supported by genomic, clinical and epidemiological data for thousands of samples providing opportunity for well-powered analyses. We are a multi-disciplinary team that combines the expertise of microbiologists, mathematicians and bioinformaticians. Here's a selection of recent and past papers that gives an overview of our interests:
For informal enquiries about the post please contact Stephen Bentley ()
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics research centre. We undertake large-scale research that forms the foundations of knowledge in biology and medicine. We are open and collaborative; we share our data, results, tools and technologies across the world to advance science. Our findings are used to improve health and to understand life on Earth. Find out more at www.sanger.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube and on our Blog
Set across 130 acres, just outside of Cambridge, The Sanger Institute is located on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. Home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale, and creativity to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges.
There's an attractive benefits package on offer at the Genome Wellcome Campus. We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.
As well as the usual benefits you would expect, we go much further:
Being part of the Genome Wellcome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities also including:
To find out more about our Genome Wellcome Campus, see here
We hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.
Please include a covering letter and CV with your application. Closing date: 3 October 2019