Research Assistant in Bioinformatics

    Research Assistant in Bioinformatics

    Website University of Leeds

    Job Profile: Research Assistant in Bioinformatics

    Location: Leeds – Main CampusFaculty/Service: Faculty of Biological Sciences
    School/Institute: School of Molecular & Cellular Biology
    Category: Research
    Grade: Grade 6
    Salary: £27,924 to £33,309 p.a.
    Working Time: 100% – we will consider job share and flexible working arrangements
    Post Type: Full Time
    Contract Type: Fixed Term (available from 1st July 2022 until 31st January 2023)
    Release Date: Friday 17 June 2022
    Closing Date: Friday 08 July 2022
    Reference: FBSMB1226
    Downloads: Candidate Brief

    Job Overview

    Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge?  Do you have a background in bioinformatics?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

    The aim of this project is to create statistical and AI methods to predict early progression in patients with follicular lymphoma. Follicular lymphoma is a slow growing cancer and often patients require limited treatment for many years. A subset of patients however experience more rapid disease progression, and to identify them early is an important clinical problem.  In Research Assistant in Bioinformatics role you will analyse a large transcriptomic (RNA-seq) data set from patients and investigate its use to predict progression.  You will collaborate with other researchers using digital pathology and genome sequence analysis to create more accurate methods based on data integration.

    Research Assistant in Bioinformatics should have a first degree/Masters in bioinformatics or a closely allied discipline, with experience in analysing RNA-seq or other high-throughput sequencing data.

    The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Professor David R Westhead, Professor of Bioinformatics


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