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    Opportunity: Senior Staff Scientist - TreeFam project leader @ Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute--Hinxton/Cambridge, UK
    Submitted by Sam Bowker; posted on Friday, September 09, 2011


    A position has become available for an experienced and enthusiastic scientist to join Alex Bateman's group. The group organises biological sequence data into a variety of classifications that aid the understanding of biology and evolution. In addition, it produces the Rfam, Pfam, TreeFam and MEROPS database resources that are used worldwide. TreeFam is a key resource for assigning orthology and paralogy relationships within animal genomes. The successful applicant will plan and direct the activities of the TreeFam project as well as carry out original research into the phylogeny and evolution of protein families.


    • Degree in Bioscience
    • PhD in a biological discipline and significant, relevant postdoctoral experience.
    • Good publication record and a proven ability to use computers to solve biological problems.
    • A proven record of working in the field of phylogeny
    • Computer literacy (linux experience)
    • Good communication skills
    • Ability to manage and motivate a team
    • Excellent project and people management skills


    • Experience of relational databases
    • A working knowledge of Perl and MySQL
    The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute leads the world in genomic research, with an expanding scientific programme dedicated to understanding the role of genomes in biological systems. These activities are supported by a large Genome Informatics infrastructure. The Institute also develops and maintains numerous high quality informatics resources.

    Less experienced scientists who do not meet all the essential requirements will be considered and the salary will reflect their experience, skills and qualification.


    Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SA, UK


    Salary range for this position is GBP 36,772 to GBP 48,459 per annum dependent on experience


    Visit - submit a CV and covering letter.


    12th October 2011

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