Research Associate/Fellow- Bioinformatics (fixed-term) University of Nottingham Department of Life Sciences United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow- Bioinformatics (fixed-term)





Closing Date

    Friday, 24th May 2019

Job Type



    Life Sciences


    £27025 to £39609 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £30395 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance


The aim of the post is to provide research support for the BBSRC/EPSRC Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC) in the creation and exploitation of gas fermenting microbial chassis as it relates to the sustainable production of chemicals and fuels.  The role will be to provide informatics support to underpin the processing, analysis and visualisation of omic data arising from engineered and wildtype strains making target SBRC products derived through a combination of directed and random approaches. A particular focus will be on genome and transcriptome analysis and maximising the data emerging from Transposon-directed Insertion Sequencing (TraDIS) analysis of the various SBRC chassis under investigation.


SBRC Nottingham is one of six UK centre’s created by the BBSRC/ and received £14.3M in funding for a 5 year period. The post will form part of the experimental ‘dry-side’ of the SBRC, which is concerned with the iterative design, modelling and analysis of the chassis under development and their individual parts. There will be close interaction with other members of the multidisciplinary team, and in particular the ‘wet laboratory-based’ scientists tasked with the experimental formulation, iterative testing and exploitation of the gas fermenting chassis in the production of the designated chemicals and fuels.


The post will operate within a framework of Responsible Research Innovation (RRI) under the guidance of SBRC social scientists and be expected to undertake outreach activities coordinated by the SBRC Outreach Officer. The role holder will have the opportunity to use their initiative and creativity to identify areas for research, develop research methods and extend their research portfolio.


Candidates must hold A PhD or be close to completion, or equivalent in a discipline relevant to Bioinformatics. Candidates must have experience in the collection, collation, analysis and visualisation of bioinformatics network data as well as practical experience of the analysis and exploitation of NGS data.


This full-time fixed-term post is available immediately until 31st January 2020. Job share arrangements may be considered.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Nigel Minton: Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.


The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at


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