Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Job title Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department Biology & Biochemistry

Salary Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Tuesday 05 June 2018

Closing date Friday 06 July 2018

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SF5339R


Which synonymous sites are under selection and why?  Can we use this information to improve diagnostics?  This 3 year ERC funded position is for a bioinformatician to develop methods and web resources. The successful candidate is also expected to help maintain a complimentary web resource for the generation of transgenes via optimization of synonymous sites and work in collaboration with experimentalists.  

An interest in computational comparative genomics or in translational bioinformatics would be an advantage. The position will be a fixed term contract for up to three years.  The candidate should have a successful track record in bioinformatics.  Experience in R and a scripting language are essential.  Experience with Ruby and Ruby on rails would be desirable. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with Professor Laurence Hurst and experimental collaborators in
Edinburgh and Berlin.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant grouping working on comparative genomics and bioinformatics in The Milner Centre for Evolution (, at the University of Bath.

Starting date: October 2018

Any questions to Laurence Hurst (

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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