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CLOSED: Job: Keele University - Postdoctoral Research Associate Bioinformatics

July 21, 2011 - 19:26 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Organisation: Keele University, Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
Term: Fixed term for three years
Starting salary: Grade 7, £29,972
Closing date for applications: 16 August 2011
Ref: RE11/14MW

A Postdoctoral position in Bioinformatics is available, which will be based at the Centre for Applied Entomology and Parasitology at Keele University, in the West Midlands, UK. The successful applicant will work on UK and UK-African collaborative projects focusing on the genomics of speciation in the Anopheles Gambia mosquito complex and sponsored by the MRC and NERC.
The Research Associate will be responsible for managing targeted re-sequencing projects and contributing to the bioinformatics workflow of various collaborative projects. This position will thus offer ample opportunities for the candidate to develop their own ideas but it is paramount that she/he strives to design simple bioinformatics tools that are tractable and accessible to all collaborative parties involved. In addition, the RA is expected to participate in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects. We are looking for a team player with excellent communication skills and an international outlook.
The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Biology or Computer Science or related field, have good quantitative skills and a strong background in bioinformatics. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their programming skills in C-related languages (R, python). The Research Associate will be involved in experiments leading to the generation of DNA samples for genomic analyses, hence some background in molecular biology is important and experience in insect ecology/rearing would be an advantage.
For further information please contact: Dr Frederic Tripet on
Job packs available:,, Human Resources, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG or Fax: 01782 733471.
Please quote post reference: RE11/14MW
Closing date for applications: 16 August 2011

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