Job:(Senior) Research Associate In Bioinformatics And Comparative Genomics At Ucl, London
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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate: Bioinformatics and Comparative Genomics

This appointment is full time on UCL Grade 7/8. The salary range will be £32,375 – £39,132 Grade 7 & £40,216 – £47,441 Grade 8, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Telford Lab is seeking an experienced bioinformatician to lead the computational aspects of an interdisciplinary project funded by an ERC advanced grant.

The Research Associate or Senior Research Associate (depending on experience) will use next-gen sequencing data to perform de novo assembly and annotation of genomes and transcriptomes of several members of a phylum of marine worms with an unexpected evolutionary history. They will develop methods to make sense of the genome resources from this newly identified phylum of deuterostome. Supported by the experimental teammates, the Research Associate/Senior Research Associate will integrate the genomes/transcriptomes with new and existing data on morphology, ultrastructure and developmental genetics in these and related species.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with the PI and 3 experimentalists, and will be involved in the supervision of a newly hired computational biology PhD student. To be appointed at the higher grade the successful candidate will hold an independent research reputation, with evidence of national recognition of achievement within the appropriate subject area.

Funding is available until 31st May 2018 in the first instance.

To be appointed, the successful applicant must have a PhD (or about to be awarded) in Bioinformatics/Computer Science or related subject and a proven track record of high quality research in bioinformatics/molecular evolution/biology/comparative genomics.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1377153.

Informal enquiries on the post can be directed to Professor Max Telford (

For informal enquiries regarding the application process, please contact Christine Davis (

Closing Date: 14th December 2013.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 4pm.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within University College London at this level.

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