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Lecturer in Bioinformatics - QMUL18562

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £41,682- £51,899 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL18562
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 20-May-2019
Closing date: 20-Jun-2019

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Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges in the University of London and one of the UK's leading research-intensive institutions. It joined the Russell Group in 2012, and ranked in the top 10 of UK Universities in the last Research Evaluation Framework (REF2014). QMUL is committed to world-class research and teaching across all its disciplines. Specifically, the Department of Biology is strategically recruiting to cement existing research themes which include bioinformatics, evolutionary genomics, development, food-web and animal ecology. The Department is part of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, a large and expanding academic unit that provides a supportive and friendly environment and encourages interdisciplinary research.

In this context, the department of Biology is recruiting a Lecturer in Bioinformatics. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates with a strong background in bioinformatics, combined with another biological discipline such genomics, evolutionary genomics, phylogenomics, systems biology, computational biology, microbial ecology or related. You will contribute to developing the core research themes of the department and be expected to develop a world-leading research programme and lead an active research group. The lecturer will primarily teach on our growing MSc-level Bioinformatics courses with also some contributions at undergraduate level.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of publishing high quality research and the ability to establish an internationally-competitive group. A competitive remuneration package and start-up funds are negotiable. We will also be happy to consider applications from people with their own funding who wish to explore proleptic positions in the Department.

The school has made major investments in infrastructure offering state-of-the-art high performance computing systems. We have strong links with other Schools within the Faculty and other organizations. Particularly relevant are the Blizard Institute, the Queen Mary’s Life Sciences, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and The Institution of Zoology. The School is also involved in an exciting joint venture with Nanchang University, including staff with UK-based research in evolutionary genetics and molecular evolution. The school contributes to local and national initiatives, such as the Alan Turing Institute (the National Institute for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence).

The post is full time and permanent starting in September 2019. The salary will be in the range of £41,682- £51,899 in accordance with experience, qualifications and track record. Benefits include 30-days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

The School is committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote diversity in science and as such we encourage and positively welcome applications from under-represented minorities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

For informal enquiries, please contact:
Dr. Christophe Eizaguirre: or
Prof. Conrad Bessant:

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Applicants must submit their CV, which should include a two-page summary of their proposed research at Queen Mary London.

Application enquiries should be directed to

The closing date for completed applications is 20 June 2019. Interviews will be held shortly thereafter. 


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