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Bioinformatics Scientist

Microbial Sciences

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £39,745 to £43,413 per annum
Permanent
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Thursday 22 December 2022
Reference:  077922

The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading public research universities and proud to be ranked 9th in the UK in the National Student Survey and the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2022. Join 2,500 staff and 17,000 students in an inspiring, innovative and diverse environment to make a positive impact through free-thinking and hard work.

Excellent development opportunities are available including external skills training.

We have a long-established bioinformatics service which supports our biomedical sciences research. As part of the team, you will work with integrity to provide bioinformatics expertise to Faculty researchers, develop software packages and pipelines to respond to their research problem and provide training in the use of relevant specialist software. You will also directly support the success of research activities and grant bidding in highly funded areas, for example those involving systems and computational biology.  

We are looking for you to have a PhD or MSc in biostatistics, bioinformatics, data science, machine learning, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or a biological Sciences subject. You will be involved in Research with top scientists across various departments.

Our Bioinformatics Core Facility sits in our Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences where all the schools work together under a ‘one health’ vision.  The School delivers high-quality, relevant, research-informed education in the fields of biosciences and medicine, food, nutrition and dietetics and sports and exercise sciences. The research activity fully embraces the ‘bench-to-bedside’ concept and extends to the ‘second translation’ or bedside-to-clinical-practice domain.

We aim to attract the best possible talent from the broadest range of people and continue to improve the number of staff from groups that are under-represented across our workforce. We provide an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all and value everyone in our community. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities. We are proud to hold the Race Equality Charter, Athena Swan Charter, Disability Confident, Accessible and UK Workplace Equality Index.

We offer a generous pension, relocation assistance, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties). There is also access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including our Bright Horizons on-site workplace nursery, which has an excellent 91% parent satisfaction score.

Informal enquiries may be directed to the Academic Lead for Bioinformatics Dr Alex Couto Alves via email: a.coutoalves@surrey.ac.uk.  

Please apply online today with full CV and covering letter.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

 

 

 


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