Postdoctoral Fellow (Computational) - Immunogenomics Group
Salary in the region of £31,897 - £39,240 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits
Fixed term for 3 years
We are looking for a computational biologist/statistical geneticist to join the Trynka group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and advance our efforts in translating immune disease associated variants to function and improved treatment. Our group combines large scale experimental and computational work. We use immune assays to challenge cells in different conditions and measure cellular processes. The backbone to all our cellular readouts is a rich palette of genomic assays, which we use to profile gene expression regulation and chromatin activity. We also extensively use single cell RNA-seq technologies to generate large scale datasets to interpret gene expression regulation in immune cells at the single cell level.
We are seeking someone with strong research interests in genetics of autoimmune diseases, who is a team player, and will be actively involved in planning and leading the analysis of large-scale experiments. You should demonstrate strong statistical and computational skills, have past experience working with large scale genomic datasets. We are looking for someone creative, who will engage in the ongoing research projects as well as demonstrate independent thinking. You will contribute to the ongoing research projects and will be supported to formulate and develop your own scientific questions within the scope of the group’s interests.
We are an interdisciplinary group that includes immunologists, geneticists, molecular and computational biologists. Our group is a part of a dynamic and collaborative environment at the Wellcome Genome Campus. The position offers an exciting opportunity to work at one of the world-leading genomic research centres and to participate in the development and application of computational methods at the forefront of genomic research.
- PhD in genetics, molecular biology, computational biology, statistics and relevant subject area
- Strong understanding of statistics, genetics and quantitative genomics
- Demonstrated experience working with genomic data
- Proficient programming skills (e.g. Python, Perl, R)
- High self-motivation and critical thinking skills
- Ability to communicate ideas and results effectively
- Ability to work independently and organise own workload
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Experience writing scientific manuscripts
- The ability to effectively communicate with collaborators and occasionally present orally to large groups
- Proven independent working style, problem solving, data analysis and generation of novel ideas
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:
- 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 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 for applications: 4th April 2019