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Genome Centre Bioinformatician - QMUL23777

Department: Blizard Institute
Salary: £34,200 - £40,194 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL23777
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 18-Jan-2021
Closing date: 08-Feb-2021

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About the Role

An exciting opportunity exists for a Bioinformatician to join the Bart’s and the London Genome Centre.  The Centre is a dynamic central facility providing genetics and genomics expertise to researchers with a huge diversity of interests within Queen Mary, University of London.  Projects range from naked mole rat genetics, through the genomics of intensive care, to single cell analysis of tumour progression.  We support a variety of technical approaches including single cell analysis (RNAseq and epigenomics), genetics, transcriptomics, and epigenomics. The post holder will contribute to data analysis and will lead on implementing novel analysis tools within the group

About You

The successful applicant will have a meticulous eye for detail, a knack for rapid troubleshooting, and a proven track record of bioinformatics analysis. The appointee will have strong interpersonal skills as interaction with a range of clients and collaborators is a key part of the post.  An understanding of genomics is important but extensive training in specific applications will be available and self directed learning encouraged.  The post holder will have a minimum of a first or second class degree in a relevant discipline but an advanced degree would be a significant advantage

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

The Blizard Institute was established in 2003 and is the largest of seven Institutes within Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. The Institute comprises approximately 400 staff based in five academic centres and one Public Engagement Centre, and supports a combined total of c750 postgraduate research and taught students. The Institute delivers excellence in all aspects of research, teaching and clinical service.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Whitechapel Campus in London. It is full time, 35 hours per week and a fixed term appointment for 12 months with potential to extend, with an expected start date of April 21. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,200 - £40,194 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Charles Mein at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 2055.

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The closing date for applications is 08 February 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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.

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