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Postdoctoral Fellow - Teichmann Group

Salary in the region of £31,503 - £39,492 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits

Fixed term for 3 years

The Teichmann Group is looking for postdoctoral fellow to join the team to carry out  cell atlasing research, with a focus on  immune cells in health and disease and during development at the single-cell level. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in both the wet and computational elements of this field.

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • PhD in molecular biology, genetics or a relevant subject area
  • Experience with genome-wide DNA and RNA analysis techniques in single cells
  • Good computational skills, covering Python or similar programming language
  • Expertise with data analysis and interpretation
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and results to collaborators and occasionally present orally to large groups
  • Excellent working knowledge of the literature and practical applications of controlling gene regulation

Ideal Skills

  • Expertise developmental biology
  • Experience with Next-Generation Sequencing assays, including transcriptome analysis and chromatin accessibility (e.g scATAC seq) and their analysis
  • Experience with epigenetic modification of chromatin
  • Strong interest in transcriptional regulation in development

Other information

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.

Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme, Campus Nursery and Summer holiday club
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We will consider all applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. We are open to a range of UK-based flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application. Closing date: 23rd October 2018