Research Associate/ Fellow in Bioinformatics and next generation sequencing

Publicado hace 8 meses

Veterinary Medicine & Science

Location:  Sutton Bonington
Salary:  £30,487 to £34,980 per annum, pro rata if applicable, depending on skills and experience (minimum £33966 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Wednesday 20 September 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  MED244823X1

Previous applicants in the last 6 months need not apply

We are seeking a research associate/ fellow to take a leading role in research projects related to infection and antimicrobial resistance.

The aim of this research is to understand the emergence, spread and transmission of drug-resistant pathogens in the Agri-tech/health sector (e.g. farms, environment, hospitals, community), with a potential transfer to the human population. To this aim, we will use artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, next generation sequencing and microbiology. The successful candidate will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of academics and industrial partners in the UK and China. The role will include data analysis via bioinformatics and machine learning, sequencing and microbiology.

The Applicant must have a PhD (or near to completion) in computational biology, bioinformatics, or other relevant fields. The candidate must have knowledge and experience in bioinformatics techniques and approaches, sequencing (in particular Oxford Nanopore Technology Ltd) particularly related to genome biology and sequence analysis and in microbiology. Experience in analysis of large ‘omics’ datasets (whole-genome sequencing and shotgun metagenomic sequencing analysis) is essential. Research experience in applying such methods in antimicrobial resistance, metagenomics, bacterial infections would be desirable. Applicant must be able to demonstrate strong programming skills in Python, Matlab, R or other equivalent. Evidence of publications in any of the listed fields is required. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate research ambition through timely publication of research, coupled with commitment to the research project as part of their on-going career development. Excellent oral and written English language skills are essential.

The post is offered on a fixed term contract until 1 July 2025. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week) ; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 18.13 hours hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Tania Dottorini: and Dr. Weihua Meng: Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’.

Further details:

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.

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