Job:Deadline for application is the 8th of October: Bioinformatician/Biological Data Scientist - two posts : Glasgow, United Kingdom
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We are seeking to appoint two biological data scientists/computational biologists to join our expanding bioinformatics team and enhance the research activities of the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) ( CVR Bioinformatics comprises a large team of MRC-funded researchers embedded in the Centre ( They have extensive expertise in analysing next generation sequencing data, metagenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, molecular phylogenetics, software design and database development.

The CVR has invested significantly in bioinformatics and efforts are currently focussed on the development of novel computational strategies that can be used to answer questions of importance to our understanding of viral biology, evolution, emergence, transmission and diagnostics. The CVR brings together virologists with computer-based researchers, and has advanced IT infrastructure and the facilities to handle viruses at various biosafety containment levels. Uniquely, the bioinformaticians are solely dedicated to virology and are experts in viral genomics, systems virology and evolution. The CVR is an OIE Collaborating Centre for Viral Genomics and Bioinformatics.

The post holder will work with the bioinformatics team and other CVR researchers, contributing to the support and research output of the Centre and she/he will be encouraged to develop independent research interests in the area of viral bioinformatics. The postholder will help in the development of pipelines for the analysis of data arising from virus and virus-host research, visualization of results, and perform data analysis as appropriate. Candidates with a background in bioinformatics, omics research, computer science, evolutionary, computational and/or systems biology, biostatistics and/or machine learning are encouraged to apply.

The position is funded until 31 March 2021 in the first instance. Informal enquires should be directed to the Head of CVR Bioinformatics, Prof David Robertson (

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade, level 6/7 depending on experience, £28,098 – £31,604/£34,520 – £38,833 per annum.

Interested applicants should apply on-line at and seek vacancy reference 018901 by 8 October 2017.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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