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Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Computational Biology - QMUL20500

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £42,433 - £62,415 (Grade 7)
Reference: QMUL20500
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 14-Nov-2019
Closing date: 16-Dec-2019

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Applications are invited for the role of Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Computational Biology at the Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. The Blizard Institute is the largest institute of Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and aims to deliver excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.

The Centre for Genomics and Child Health constitutes a critical mass of clinical and non-clinical scientists whose research encompasses genomics to address the biology of health and human (Mendelian and complex) disease. It has a translatable link to many clinical diseases, particularly those important in childhood. In addition to contributing to basic and translational research the Centre has an important role in undergraduate and postgraduate training. It also has a strong interface with Barts Health clinical specialties including paediatrics, diabetes, gastroenterology, haematology and pathology.

We are looking for an academic with experience and interest in computational biology in the context of genomics. We are particularly looking for someone who will complement current research directions increasing our critical mass in this subject area. Currently there are unrivalled opportunities to exploit:

1. Genomic Regulation

2. The genetic basis of complex common or rare human diseases

3. Functional genomics including transcriptomics, epigenomics

We welcome applicants who wish to focus on computational approaches in these three areas. The Senior Lecturer/Lecturer will contribute to the intellectual life of the Institute and wider institution and research field of computational biology. They will also make contributions to student education and experience.

The post is full time permanent appointment starting as soon as possible. Starting salary will be at Senior Lecturer/Lecturer level in the range of £42,433 - £62,415 per annum depending on seniority, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

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.

Informal enquiries are strongly encouraged and should be addressed to Professor Vardhman Rakyan ( or call 020 7882 8140) or Professor Inderjeet Dokal at ( or call on +44 (0) 020 7882 2205).


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The closing date for applications is the 16th December 2019. Interviews are expected to be held in mid-January.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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