Research Associate (Bioinformaticians) (Brookes Lab) University of Leicester, Department of Genetics and Genome Biology United Kingdom


Vacancy ID:889


Department:Genetics and Genome Biology

Vacancy terms:Full-time open ended contract subject to fixed term funding. Funding is available until 31 December 2022

Salary details:Grade 7 £34,189 to £39,609 per annum

Hours per week:37.5

Advert closes midnight on:27 Mar 2019

About the role

You will develop and carry out your own informatics research in one or more of the following bioinformatics research themes in the Department of Genetics and Genome Biology: extending the data integration and visualisation capabilities of the world’s largest open genome-wide association study database, GWAS Central (; developing methods, software and interfaces for genotype and phenotype data discover; using semantics and ontologies to integrate and compare biomedical data.


You will take a leading role in shaping the direction of bioinformatics research activities whilst providing advice and guidance to the the bioinformatics team.

About you

The successful candidate will be educated to PhD level, or close to completion, in bioinformatics or computer science with a good background in biomedical research or data management.


You will have to demonstrate exceptional expertise in programming languages (at least one of Perl, PHP or Python) and deploying and maintaining relational databases, as well as outstanding communication and consultancy skills, and a proven ability to contribute to the development of presentations and peer reviewed publications.

Additional information

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.


In return for your hard work, we offer a working environment that is committed to inclusivity, through promoting equality and valuing diversity. We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.


For further enquiries please contact Prof Anthony Brookes on or 0116 252 3401.

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