Bioinformatics Manager

    Bioinformatics Manager

    Website University of Cambridge

    Profile: Bioinformatics Manager
    Type: Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

    Company: Centre for Trophoblast Research, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge
    Posted on: 09-04-22
    Closing Date: 31-05-22
    Salary: £37,467-£50,296
    Reference: PM30803


    The purpose of the role of the Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR) Bioinformatics Manager will be to provide expertise in project management and data analysis of advanced genomic datasets that further the research aims of the CTR Grand Challenges. Please see: for more information.The overall aim of the CTR Bioinformatics Manager is to explore novel cutting-edge analysis and to facilitate the application of genomic technology to the study of reproduction and extra embryonic development across a number of species. The CTR Bioinformatics Core Facility has thus far made significant and lasting contributions to the analysis of advanced datasets and in the development of new methods for data analysis that are advancing our understanding of reproduction and disease mechanisms.

    Collaboration is a keystone of the CTR and the Bioinformatics Manager will help foster further collaborative opportunities between clinical and basic sciences by providing expertise in the management of projects and analysis of complex novel cutting edge datasets. The post holder will also provide expert bioinformatics advice to CTR members and work collaboratively with diverse research groups.

    As a major aim of the CTR is to provide internationally leading training through the annual Placental Biology Course, the Bioinformatics Manager will develop and provide training in bioinformatics data analysis for the course. Moreover, there will be other teaching and supervision opportunities available. These responsibilities may include providing co-supervision to students and postdoctoral fellows, 1:1 bespoke training to advance research in reproduction and managing future junior bioinformatics colleagues.

    Key to the expansion of the team is the establishment of a cost recovery mechanisms. The Bioinformatics Manager will be responsible for ensuring projects are approved by the Bioinformatics Committee and that the projects are costed and recovered to ensure continuity of support. As part of the long-term strategy for this role, the Bioinformatics Manager will also be supported and involved in grant writing in consultation with the Director and CTR Principal Investigators (PIs).

    The Bioinformatics Manager will have overall responsibility for ensuring data and any codes are publicly accessible and that the CTR bioinformatics hardware are maintained.
    Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent in a scientific, computational or mathematical subject. Please refer to the further particulars document for a full list of essential skills and qualifications.

    The Centre for Trophoblast Research (CTR) was founded in 2007 as a Centre of excellence to promote scientific study of the placenta, early development and maternal-fetal interactions during pregnancy. It brings together over 30 Principal Investigators, many of whom are recognized international experts in their fields. The CTR was one of the University of Cambridge’s first inter-school initiatives:

    Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online. Please upload a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter highlighting your suitability for the position by the 31st May 2022. Please include the contact details for two referees; references will be requested after interview.

    Please quote reference PM30803 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date. To find out more about the CTR please visit our website at:

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