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    BACKGRUND

    The COSMIC database of cancer mutations (cancer.sanger.ac.uk) is expanding rapidly and developing a range of new services to support multiple academic and industrial research efforts. We are now looking for a UX specialist to help us design and develop the next generation of COSMIC tools. We are in the process of large-scale redevelopment of the COSMIC web interface, data access services, the database backbone and internal tooling. This presents a unique opportunity for a talented UX/UI consultant to truly make their mark designing from the ground up. You will be responsible for organising user research to help inform design decisions, as well as conducting user testing as part of an iterative process. You will then interpret the user feedback and apply this alongside your own knowledge to ensure an intuitive user experience on the new COSMIC platform.

    A revolution is underway in health informatics, with genetics being increasingly important in understanding human health and disease. Our database, COSMIC, is a major resource in cancer research used by over 3000 scientists every day, across informatics, diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries, and an even wider range of academic data explorations. As an experienced UX specialist, you will be excited by the opportunity to develop our efforts and contribute to this fast-moving discipline. Working with the COSMIC team, you will develop strategies to engage users, to capture opinions and improve the way we annotate, release and display information, ensuring that COSMIC remains a world leading resource for scientists researching new approaches to understanding and treating cancer.

    While you will be working independently to drive the design process, you will be working closely with the scientists, bioinformaticians and web developers in the COSMIC team and engaging with the group leader where appropriate.

    We are open to a range of flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Essential Skills:
    • BSc / MSc (or equivalent experience) in UX/UI Design or related discipline
    • In depth experience of user-centred design
    • Experience of conceiving, organising and conducting user research
    • Expertise in user testing, wireframing and prototyping tools
    • Track record of feedback based iterative design
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively
    • Ability to work independently and organise own workload
    • Ability to understand complex requirements & propose useful solutions

    PREFERENCES

    Ideal Skills:
    • Web design skills, focusing on customer requirements
    • Graphic design skills and experience
    • Experience with graphic design software
    • Knowledge of molecular biology/cancer biology

    TERMS

    Fixed term for 2 years

    COMPENSATION

    Salary range from: £31498 to £39729 plus excellent benefits.

    Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

    ABOUT US

    The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

    The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited's 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society. To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please visit jobs.sanger.ac.uk/wd/p[...]23005

    DEADLINE

    Closing date for applications: 22nd September 2017, however applications will be considered and reviewed on an on-going basis and therefore the post may be filled before the deadline.

    POLICY

    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status. Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.
    Opportunity: Senior Bioinformatician @ Company in Cambridge, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Friday, August 18, 2017

    BACKGROUND

    A great position is available with an exciting start-up company based in Cambridge for a senior level Bioinformatician with experience with metagenomics and microbiomes. You would be working with best-in-class microbiological technologies having access to a leading microbiome reference genome database. The client is building a world-leading in-house bioinformatics team to analyse genomes and metagenomes, lead further development databases and establish bespoke analytical pipelines that will be central to biomarker discovery.

    An ideal candidate will have experience in constructing analysis pipelines for the analysis of genomes and/or metagenomes. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to be involved at the very early stages of this novel area of Live Bacterial Therapeutics.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Key Duties:
    • Write production quality software/scripts for organising and analysing sequence data
    • Combine third-party analysis tools, with our own in-house tools, to produce an in-depth annotation pipeline for the annotation of metagenomes and genomes
    • Perform phylogenetic analysis of key marker genes to enable detailed classification of gut microbiome organisms
    • Perform statistical analysis to identify trends within and across datasets
    • Enhance reference database with novel data produced

    REQUIREMENTS

    • PhD in Bioinformatics or related discipline
    • 5 years of experience working with biological analysis tools and databases
    • Demonstrable experience in working in a production bioinformatics environment
    • Experience analysing DNA sequences, ideally genome and/or metagenomes
    • Demonstrable history of producing and executing bioinformatics analysis pipelines
    • Expert knowledge of algorithms/tools in (meta)genome analysis
    • Knowledge of multi-person software development approaches (Agile) and tools (e.g. Git)
    • High level of competency in a scripting language, e.g Python or Perl
    • Experience using R and developing scripts and packages
    • An understanding of how to deliver projects to timescale and budget
    • A natural sense of organisation, team work, as well as sharing knowledge
    • Candidates should be legally entitled to work in the UK

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal[at]pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.

    Keywords: Bioinformatics, Analyst, Genomics, Metageomics, Drug Discovery, Microbiome, Pipeline, Biomarker, Discovery, DNA, Algorithm, Python, R, Perl, Git, Agile, Cambridge

    BACKGROUND

    Do you want to fight malaria from your computer? Are you a motivated bioinformatician and want to work with the latest sequencing technologies and single cell sequencing?

    The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is taking on some of the most difficult challenges in genomic research, to push the boundaries of our understanding of life in ever new and exciting ways. We have an exciting opportunity for you to work within a team of bioinformaticians and biologists to use state-of-the-art genomic and transcriptomic datasets to understand the biology and evolution of malaria parasites.

    In the Parasite Genomics group we produce and analyse DNA sequence data to gain insights into parasite biology and to generate resources of lasting value to the Research community. We use the latest sequence technologies, like Oxford Nanopore, 10X to push the limits of single-cell analysis for parasite genomes.

    We seek to recruit a senior bioinformatician in to our malaria genomics team, to work with DNA and RNA sequencing data. The position would be ideal for an individual to gain valuable experience in using third generation sequencing data, as well as cutting edge single-cell approaches.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Analyse and evaluate 3rd generation sequencing data with existing tools, and with new tools generated in house.
    • Analyse single-cell datasets.
    • Generate programs and pipelines to generate hundreds of high quality malaria-parasite genomes.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • The position will involve both data analysis and programming.
    • Good knowledge of programming, demonstrated by a Masters or PhD degree in Computer Science or Bioinformatics, or PhD in another discipline (such as physics, maths or biology) with a large component of computational work
    • Must have experience in Java, Perl or Python programming and driving projects to completion

    PREFERENCES

    Experience with genome and next generation sequencing analysis or a background in malaria biology.

    TERMS

    Fixed Term Contract for 3 years

    COMPENSATION

    Salary Range: £31,498 to £39,729 plus excellent benefits.

    Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

    ABOUT US

    The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and host Genomics England Limited's 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society. To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Click on the following link: jobs.sanger.ac.uk/wd/p[...]21621

    DEADLINE

    4th September 2017, however applications will be considered and reviewed on an on-going basis.

    POLICY

    Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

    BACKGROUND

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is hiring a research associate in computational metabolomics as a member of the Center for Biotechnology Bioinformatics Research Core Facility (BCRF) and the Nebraska Research Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication (CIBC). CIBC is a research center funded by the National Institutes of Health whose projects integrate the research activities of chemists, biochemists, engineers, and bioinformaticians to address critical knowledge gaps in our understanding of how cells communicate and to mechanistically define metabolic and regulatory pathways relevant to disease development and progression. We are establishing state-of-the-art metabolomics and proteomics facilities which apply liquid chromatography-mass spectrometers (LC-MS) and NMR spectrometers to conduct research relevant to CIBC.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    This individual would focus on the development, implementation and application of computational and analytical approaches for metabolic phenotyping. The primary responsibilities of any successful applicant are to develop and implement data processing pipelines, including the experimental design, pre-processing, and statistical analysis of large scale LC-MS and NMR-based metabolomics studies; collaborate with researchers within and external to the university (academic, industry, scientific instrument manufacturers); and provide training and support in relevant areas of bioinformatics.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Master's degree in computational metabolomics, bioinformatics, or closely related area
    • At least 4 years of experience with analytics for metabolomics (mass spectrometry and/or NMR-based)
    • Competent in more than one programming language (e.g., C++, Perl, Python, Matlab, R, etc.)
    • Strong communication and writing skills; one should be able to easily communicate the technical solutions put forth to a non-technical audience.

    PREFERENCES

    • Experience collaborating with subject matter specialists in the general area of biomedical and biomolecular research.
    • PhD in computational metabolomics, bioinformatics, statistics or closely related area
    • 2-3 years of postdoctoral experience in a field combining computational and life sciences
    • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively

    TERMS

    Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. All hires are subject to final budgetary approval.

    LOCALE

    Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

    COMPENSATION

    Negotiable

    HOW TO APPLY

    To view requirements and to apply for this position, go to the UNL Employment web site: employment.unl.edu. Search for requisition number S_170557. Click on "Apply to this job." Complete application. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statement (each limited to one page). Applicants must arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted by email to jclarke3[at]unl.edu.

    DEADLINE

    Review of applications begins October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed

    POLICY

    The University of Nebraska‐Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work‐life balance, and dual careers. See www.unl.edu/equi[...]ation.

    BACKGROUND

    A Postdoc position is available in the Diaz laboratory, at the University of California, San Francisco (diazlab.ucsf.edu). Our lab applies single-cell profiling, genomics and other assays to clinical samples, to address problems in neuro-oncology and neuro-development.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The postdoc will develop statistical and computational tools, analyze, interpret and integrate single-cell and bulk 'omics data.

    REQUIREMENTS

    We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in machine learning, distributed computing, data science, applied statistics and/or network hypothesis testing and graph analytics. The position requires a PhD in a quantitative discipline, and strong mathematics and programming skills. Previous experience in biology, bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing data analysis is preferred. But, applications from highly motivated candidates, with a strong background in some other area of data analysis and the ability to learn quickly, are also quite welcome.

    LOCALE

    San Francisco, CA

    HOW TO APPLY

    Interested candidates should send an email to aaron.diaz[at]ucsf.edu, with the following:
    • CV
    • Cover letter, detailing programming experience, knowledge of mathematics and statistics, and bioinformatics or other data analysis experience. Please indicate your preferred start date.
    • Names and contacts of three references

    Submitter

    BACKGROUND

    You're qualified and experienced in various things required to build a custom platform-as-a-service. More than that, you want to stay at the forefront of driving efficiency in application development and innovative infrastructure deployment processes. You enjoy seeing the business impact of technology. After starting your questions with "What if we...", you end your spiel with "What we can expect is..." and you help your colleagues connect the dots.

    Do you want to participate in a wave of change? Then consider joining our team to help our client, a large, government scientific and medical research agency, by creating a custom platform-as-a-service offering using cloud infrastructure, shaping the delivery of the platform and it's consumption by developers, and enabling the adoption of DevOps best practices.

    In this role, you'll focus on the delivery of the platform to developers and programmatically tie together the components for an automated and dynamic workflow for hosting applications. There will be opportunities to work collaboratively with software developers to deploy and operate bioinformatic systems in our cloud infrastructure using infrastructure-as-code and continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines. You'll help automate and streamline our operations and processes, working closely with a group of engineers focused on developing the stack for our PaaS. You'll build and maintain tools for deployment, monitoring and operations, and troubleshoot and resolve issues in our platform stack.

    Your coworkers are savvy, innovative, and just as driven as you are. A successful candidate will like being a part of a team and enjoy working with other clever and motivated engineers. They are a great communicator and are capable of not just doing the work, but teaching others and explaining the "why" behind complicated technical decisions. They are open to good ideas (wherever they come from) and are not afraid to roll-up their sleeves. And finally they are excited about the future and implementing change as this role will evolve over time, instantiating a new way of supporting the IT needs for a scientific research agency.

    REQUIREMENTS

    We're betting you're driven to build great things and get awesome results so we don't need to say we are searching for candidates with these skills. Instead, we'll be looking for these required skills:
    • Hands on experience with Cloud services in production environment (ideally AWS). You know the "gotchas", potential problems, and how to setup a geographically redundant service in the cloud.
    • A commitment to best practices. We'll want your opinions on operational processes, DevOps, deployment checklists, and more. (A focus on zero downtime services is a plus.)
    • Knowledge of and ability to use a wide variety of technologies to host container services and registries, continuous deployment and continuous integration services, code repositories, and security vulnerability identification to support the cloud infrastructure. (such as Docker, GoCD, Jenkins, Artifactory, GitHub, ECS, to name a few.)
    • Entry level experience with full stack web development and programming (PHP, Python, Nodejs, Ruby, or Golang)
    • Experience analyzing solutions components, understanding systems integration challenges, and identifying technology gaps in current components that must be resolved to reach future performance targets and functionality requirements in a cloud infrastructure.
    • We have the flexibility to hire someone with the skills for this role at a junior or senior level, so those with a Bachelors degree and 1+ years OR more senior with 5+ years experience are encouraged to apply (equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered)

    PREFERENCES

    And we're hoping you'll also have these desired skills:
    • 4+ years of experience with Linux/Unix variants, especially RedHat/RHEL and its derivatives, including best practices for deploying applications
    • Experience and working knowledge about Microsoft Windows including best practices deploying applications to a WIMP stack
    • Experience with automation and configuration management using either Puppet, Chef, or an equivalent
    • Able to clearly present ideas to both technical and non-technical users and staff to further the adoption of DevOps
    • Extensive knowledge about APIs. You can design RESTful services and integrate with other data providers, and you know when to use JSON or XML.

    TERMS

    Full time employment with CSRA

    LOCALE

    Rockville, MD

    COMPENSATION

    Negotiable

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit your resume online via www.jobs.csra.com to #RQ1940 or via this link: jobs.csra.com/sear[...]983/1

    DEADLINE

    Sept 8, 2017

    POLICY

    EEOC. Must already be authorized to work in the US.

    Submitter

    BACKGROUND

    Are you an innovative, dedicated, and highly-motivated High Performance Computing (HPC) Engineer ready to solve challenging problems for our client, a large scientific and medical research agency? If working with a 2000+ core HPC cluster, implementing and supporting bioinformatics applications for a large research community, and creating scalable and optimal solutions sounds interesting to you, then please apply.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The High Performance Computing Engineer will be responsible for the architecture design, life-cycle upgrades, and feature enhancements for a 2000+ core high performance compute cluster designed to support genomics, molecular dynamics, proteomics, phylogentics, and deep learning research. The Sr. HPC Engineer will develop and implement innovative and complex solutions, ensuring that upgrades and changes comply with established guidelines and processes. They will monitor and report on cluster performance, install and configure complex bioinformatics applications, and assist with the resolution of the most difficult system problems. The Sr. HPC Engineer will help further develop and execute high performance computing solutions using cluster/grid technologies. They will be a leading expert on high performance computing and mentor colleagues.

    The successful candidate will apply in-depth HPC and Linux expertise to collaborate with stakeholders across IT and domain disciplines to expand HPC use in support of world class, cutting-edge scientific research. The Sr. HPC Engineer will collaborate with researchers understanding their scientific pipelines, implementing efficient, technical solutions. They will develop functional and technical IT system requirements and specifications, conduct needs analysis, planning and scheduling the installation of a wide variety of new or modified hardware/software. They will advise on HPC technology directions and investments and make technical presentations to other technical personnel and department leadership.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Required Skills:
    • 5+ years of experience with Linux/Unix variants, especially RedHat/RHEL and its derivatives
    • 5+ years of experience supporting high performance clusters with Grid Engine experience (in any variant)
    • Hands-on experience supporting IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS)
    • Demonstrated working knowledge of popular bioinformatics applications and ability to compile, package, install, and upgrade software as well as assist researchers with configuring job submission scripts and troubleshooting application issues
    • Scripting experience (Perl, Python, Ruby, R, bash, etc)
    • Automation/configuration management experience (Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Salt, etc.)
    • Able to clearly present ideas to both technical and non-technical users in formal and informal settings
    • Demonstrated decision-making skills and leadership ability to assist with management of project portfolio and daily operations for team

    PREFERENCES

    Desired Skills:
    • SAN/NAS hardware experience
    • Experience architecting and supporting Infiniband networks
    • Experience running parallel jobs with OpenMP or MPI
    • Knowledge of GPU computation and CUDA
    • Experience configuring and running BrightCluster Management Software

    TERMS

    Full Time Employment with CSRA

    LOCALE

    Rockville, MD

    COMPENSATION

    Negotiable

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please submit your resume online via www.jobs.csra.com to #RQ1229 or this link: jobs.csra.com/job/[...]26687

    DEADLINE

    Sept 8, 2017

    POLICY

    EEOC

    BACKGROUND

    Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH) (rth.dk) at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at University of Copenhagen is offering a PhD fellowship in Bioinformatics starting 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is limited to three years.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team. You will be a hard-working team player and a key person in the group and project essential for obtaining successful results. The PhD position is part of the Stem Cell Center of Excellence in Neurology, BrainStem (brainstem.dk) and the PhD student will be interacting closely with the Group for Stem Cells and Embryology. BrainStem is supported by the Innovation Fund Denmark.

    Information about the department can be found at: ivh.ku.dk/english/.

    About BrainStem:
    Within BrainStem patient-specific neurons are derived from induced pluripotent stem cells obtained from skin fibroblasts to study Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases with the long term aims of patient specific treatment and drug development. The studies will take outset in neurodegeneration caused by specific mutations and the disease processes will be addressed at the molecular level by both experimental and computational approaches. See more at brainstem.dk.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    General job description:
    Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND) are to:
    • Manage, carry through and conclude your research projects
    • Actively participate in PhD courses
    • Write scientific articles and finalise your PhD thesis
    • Participate in international congresses
    • Conduct a research stay at an institution abroad
    • Teach and disseminate your research
    Specific job description:
    The project involves analysis of transcriptomic data with regard to detection of differentially expressed genes and differential processing profiles. Benchmarked pipelines and novel computational methods will be developed for analyses as well. These methods will take other types of cellular data obtained from the stem cell-derived neurons into account. A focus area will be noncoding and structured RNA and the developed methods and analyses will also involve coping with these. Other data generated within BrainStem will be incorporated in the pipeline settings and interactions with experimental groups with regard to mechanistic studies for RNA function will be carried out as well.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Required qualifications:
    The applicant should hold professional as well as personal skills and qualifications as stated below:
    • A completed master degree in bioinformatics, computer science or in a similar area
    • General background knowledge of biological areas of genome structure and transcriptomes
    • Algorithmic insight
    • Solid experience with transcriptome analysis including RNA-seq analysis
    • Strong experience with script languages such as Perl or Python (or similar)
    • Strong experience with the Linux/Unix environment, command lines and shell scripting
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Excellent in English both in writing and speech
    Candidates fulfilling one or more of the following qualifications will be prioritised:
    • Strong experience in at least one of the following programming languages: C, C++ or Java
    • Experience with transcriptomic data from neurodegenerative diseases
    • Experience with RNA folding analysis
    • Key criteria for the assessment of candidates
    • The grade point average achieved in relevant University degrees
    • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD programme
    • Previous publications (if any)
    • Relevant work experience
    • Other professional activities
    • Language skills
    Formal requirements:
    The position is available for a 3-year period for applicants holding a relevant master's degree.

    TERMS & COMPENSATION

    Employment as a PhD fellow will be conditional on successful enrolment in the PhD programme according to the rules stipulated in "Bekendtgørelse nr. 18 af 14. januar 2008 om ph.d.-graden."

    Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 25.579 DKK (approx. EUR 3.434) plus pension. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities (2013).

    LOCALE

    RTH is mainly located on the Frederiksberg Campus, however as part of the Brainstem project research stays with project partners will be a part of the PhD. Our research environment is highly international and stimulating. We frequently organise seminars, workshops, PhD summer schools with international speakers and have retreats with our international collaborators.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Questions:
    For further information about the scientific content of the position, please contact Professor Jan Gorodkin, email: gorodkin[at]rth.dk. For any administrative queries please contact Administrative Officer, Marie-Louise Rosenlund, email: mlr[at]sund.ku.dk, phone +45 353 32898 [Ring op: +45 353 32898] .

    Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility) and www.workingconditions.ku.dk.

    General information about PhD programmes at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available on the Graduate School's website: healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/.

    Application procedure:
    The application must be submitted in English, by clicking on "Apply online" below, and must include the following:
    • Cover letter detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project
    • CV
    • Diploma and detailed transcripts of records
    • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications (if any), peer reviewed and other
    • Personal recommendations (if any)
    • A maximum of 3 relevant scientific works which the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment (if any)
    The deadline for applications is 29 August 2017. Any applications received after this time or incomplete will not be considered.

    Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged, and the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application.

    The further process:
    Shortlist: After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorised recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at employment.ku.dk.

    Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen's guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritised assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

    Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

    Apply online: candidate.hr-manager.net/Appl[...]=4638

    POLICY

    The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

    Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe's top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

    DESCRIPTION

    The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics and the University of Freiburg, Germany offer a PhD position in the group of Thomas Manke. The position is available for a three-year appointment.

    Your tasks:
    You will be part of a newly established research training group (MeInBio), which aims at a dual education in bioinformatics and wet laboratory methods to explore the spatiotemporal dynamics of gene regulation using high-throughput and high-resolution methods. This specific project aims at understanding the genome organisation during neuronal differentiation at high resolution. To this end, detailed molecular maps of histone modifications, chromatin states and chromatin conformation in 3D will be generated, analysed and interpreted.

    Your qualifications:
    PhD applicants should hold a MSc/Diploma in life sciences, ideally with a strong computational component. MSc in Bioinformatics or Informatics will be considered, if they can demonstrate practical expertise with molecular biology techniques. We are looking for highly motivated candidates who are showing strong interest in interdisciplinary research and the desire to work at the interface of epigenetics, neuroscience and bioinformatics. We also expect fluency in both written and spoken English.

    We offer:
    • Dual education in computational and molecular biology
    • State-of-the-art technologies and infrastructure (e.g. deep-sequencing, imaging, bioinformatics)
    • International, multidisciplinary environment
    • Regular courses in bioinformatics, laboratory techniques and soft skills
    • Great location at the heart of the Black Forest and in close vicinity to France and Switzerland
    • A salary based on the MPG Support of Junior Scientists guidelines
    Handicapped applicants with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas, where they are underrepresented, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. A childcare facility is directly attached to the institute.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Your application:
    Please submit your complete application, including a statement of research interests and a CV to our application platform by September 11th, 2017.

    Link: www.ie-freiburg.mpg.de/4857[...]30865

    At the same time, please ask two of your referees to send recommendation letters to personal[at]ie-freiburg.mpg.de.

    DESCRIPTION

    We are recruiting a technical assistant to join our work on dissecting the genetic and epigenetic basis of cancer and immune diseases using next generation sequencing. Our lab is based at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, on the campus of one of the world's largest hospitals and medical schools, pursuing an ambitious research program in molecular medicine.

    At CeMM, we take career development of our staff seriously. For example, we will train the successful candidate in state-of-the-art technologies that are in high demand in academia and industry, and we encourage contribution to and co-authorship of scientific publications. Importantly, genomic medicine is a hot topic in Austria and internationally, creating a highly promising area for a career in biomedical research and applications.

    Relevant Qualifications:
    • Bachelor or Master degree (or equivalent) with strong wet-lab experience
    • High accuracy, reliability, precision under time pressure, and organizational skills
    • High motivation and commitment, proactive mindset, getting-things-done attitude
    • Prior experience working with DNA and/or RNA assays is mandatory. Experience with next generation sequencing is a plus.
    • Friendly, collaborative mindset and ability to work well in an international environment
    • Written and oral communication skills in English (German skills are not required)
    • Motivation to work in one of the fastest-moving and most future-oriented areas of biomedicine
    Typical Tasks:
    • Library preparation for next generation sequencing (manually and with automated systems)
    • Next generation sequencing on Illumina machines (NovaSeq, HiSeq 3000/4000, NextSeq, Miseq, etc.)
    • Optimization and testing of new protocols, e.g. for CRISPR screens, single-cell sequencing, and epigenome editing
    • Troubleshooting of technical problems in the sample preparation and sequencing workflows
    • Contribution to lab management, training of new lab members, and scientific publications
    The Lab (epigenomics.cemm.oeaw.ac.at):
    The Medical Epigenomics Lab at CeMM pursues an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative research program aimed at understanding the cancer epigenome and establishing its utility for precision medicine. The lab is internationally well connected and active in several fields:
    • Epigenomics. Many diseases show widespread deregulation of epigenetic cell states. As members of the International Human Epigenome Consortium, we use epigenome sequencing to dissect the epigenetic basis of cancer and immune disorders.
    • Technology. Groundbreaking biomedical research is often driven by new technologies. Our lab is therefore heavily invested into technology development, including single-cell sequencing, CRISPR screens, and epigenome editing.
    • Bioinformatics. New algorithms and advanced computational methods allow us to infer epigenetic cell states from large datasets, in order to reconstruct the epigenetic landscape of cellular differentiation and complex diseases.
    • Diagnostics. New technologies (genome sequencing, mobile devices, etc.) provide important information for personalized medicine. We develop and validate assays and algorithms for translating the value of digital medicine into routine clinical practice.
    Our lab is co-located with and maintains tight links to the Biomedical Sequencing Facility (BSF). The BSF is Austria's first and leading center of expertise for next generation sequencing in biomedicine, jointly operated by the Medical University of Vienna and CeMM.

    The Principal Investigator (cemm.at/rese[...]roup/):
    Christoph Bock is a principal investigator at CeMM, a guest professor at the Medical University of Vienna, and the scientific coordinator of the Biomedical Sequencing Facility (BSF). He obtained his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in 2008, followed by three years of postdoctoral research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he contributed to the NIH Roadmap Epigenomics project. He has been a principal investigator in BLUEPRINT (International Human Epigenome Consortium), and he co-founded Genom Austria, a citizen science project on the role of genomics in society. He has received several research awards, including the Max Planck Society's Otto Hahn Medal (2009), an ERC Starting Grant (2016-2021), and the Overton Prize of the International Society of Computational Biology (2017).

    The Institute (www.cemm.at):
    CeMM is an international research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a founding member of EU-LIFE. It has an outstanding track record of top-notch science (last five years: >10 papers in Nature/Cell/Science/NEJM, >25 papers in Nature/Cell sister journals) and medical translation. With just over a hundred researchers, CeMM provides a truly collaborative and personal environment, while maintaining critical mass and all relevant technologies. Research at CeMM focuses on cancer, inflammation, and immune disorders. CeMM is located at the center of one of the largest medical campuses in Europe, within walking distance of Vienna's historical city center. A study by "The Scientist" placed CeMM among the top-5 best places to work in academia world-wide (the-scientist.com/2012[...]-2012). Vienna is frequently ranked the world's best city to live. It is a United Nations city with a large English-speaking community. The official language at CeMM is English, and more than 40 differ-ent nationalities are represented at the institute.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please apply online (cemm.jobbase.io/job/132eh0y2) with cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, and contact details of three referees.

    DEADLINE

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Any application received by 15 September 2017 will be considered.

    Start dates are flexible.

    DESCRIPTION

    Faculty of Science – School of Biological Science

    The School of Biological Sciences invites applications for two tenure-track positions as either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Bioinformatics and Genomics. Applicants should have a strong record of research and teaching with research focusing on genome biology and evolution or a related area, and should have strong skills in bioinformatics, programming and/or genomics/bioinformatics research. Research projects are open, and could include both experimental and computational approaches. The appointee will teach into SBS courses in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Evolution, and across Quantitative Biology more generally. Professional expertise in one or more of scientific programming, genomics/bioinformatics platform development and/or management would be an advantage.

    The successful applicant will be expected to collaborate with other researchers within and outside the University, through the Bioinformatics Institute led by Professor Anthony Poole, and with the wider SBS community, which includes expertise in Genome Biology, Plant and Microbial Science, Biomedical Science, and Evolutionary Biology. They will be expected to establish their own research portfolio that attracts external funding and postgraduate students. They will also be expected to teach in the School's academic programme at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    The School of Biological Sciences currently employs 180 staff and supervises 160 PhD students. The School has modern laboratories and facilities (see SBS web site: www.sbs.auckland.ac.nz), and has excellent facilities in bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics. The Bioinformatics Institute is the only institute of its kind in New Zealand, and, together with the Centre for Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics, is rapidly strengthening its research-focus across a range of areas, including in genome biology. The Bioinformatics Institute is on the City Campus, in the heart of Auckland, with good public transport links and easy walking to neighbouring research institutes.

    Summary statement:
    The successful applicant will be expected to teach and coordinate courses in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Evolution and Quantitative Biology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; to undertake original research and secure external funding; to contribute to bioinformatics and genomics research platform development and management; and to supervise research students towards Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees.

    Teaching:
    Undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as required by the Head of School. Supervise and assess student work.

    Research:
    • Undertake an active and viable research programme
    • Attract significant research-funding from appropriate national and international agencies
    • Disseminate knowledge through scholarly research activities
    • Participate in conferences and advance research interests
    • Supervise postgraduate student research
    • Work collaboratively with colleagues at the University of Auckland
    Administration:
    • Carry out administrative responsibilities appropriate to the position
    • Contribute to development and management of the platform infrastructure in genomics and bioinformatics
    • Undertake administration of teaching course(s)
    University responsibilities:
    • Participate in community service activities that further advance the particular field
    • Participate in University and/or School committees
    • Ensure the observance of University policy and codes of practice in all teaching, research and administrative practices
    • Contribute to the development of the School working environment of teamwork and cooperation
    Experience:
    Doctoral degree with postdoctoral experience and a strong record of research and teaching with a focus in a specific area of Genomics or Bioinformatics.

    HOW TO APPLY

    For further information go to www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities

    DEADLINE

    Applications close on Friday, 15 Septermber 2017. All applications must be made online.

    POLICY

    The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Maori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz.

    BACKGROUND

    Faculty of Science

    Postdoctoral opportunities to join the Bioinformatics Institute at the University of Auckland.

    We are excited to offer two three-year postdoctoral research fellowships at the Bioinformatics Institute. The Bioinformatics Institute is hosted by the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and has strong links to the Centre for Computational Evolution.

    Candidates will become a member of the Bioinformatics Institute, and will be encouraged to develop independent research plus explore collaborations with other teams in the School.

    REQUIREMENTS

    The ideal candidates will have:
    • Interests in one or more of the following broad areas of research: metagenomics, genome biology, molecular structural evolution
    • An established publication record
    • A proven capacity to collaborate
    • Experience in bioinformatics research at the interface of one or more of the above areas
    • A desire to develop their own independent research direction

    COMPENSATION

    The postdoctoral fellowship is available with a salary range of approximately NZD $79,558 - $84,717 depending on experience

    HOW TO APPLY

    For further information go to www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities

    We welcome informal enquiries, please contact Director of the Bioinformatics Institute, Prof. Anthony Poole at a.poole[at]auckland.ac.nz

    DEADLINE

    Applications close on Thursday, 31 August 2017. The start date is negotiable but ideally during 2017.

    POLICY

    The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Maori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    A great opportunity has become available for a Data Scientist to join a company that are making ground-breaking progress in the world of epigenetics and genomics. The role focuses on providing insight into epigenomics experiments from clients and the post holder will develop computational tools and strategies to analyse epigenomic datasets. You will also be experienced with discovering biomarkers or developing tools for biomarker discovery (Machine/ DEEP Learning skills are a necessity) and providing deep analysis of complex data.

    You will also develop bioinformatics tools and pipelines and explore new computational technologies as well as interacting with scientists and customers reach analysis goals.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Experience:
    • You should have experience as a Data Scientist with a background in genomics/ bioinformatics/ epigenomics.
    • You should also have an understanding of regulatory genomics/epigenomics and computational approaches in genetics.
    • You will have a strong statistical background and enjoy working with algorithms and machine learning.
    • An ideal candidate will have at least 3 years' experience within this field and including an MSc/PhD.
    Required:
    • Experience in working with NGS technologies as well as data generated from array based assays
    • Very strong statistical knowledge and experience developing/implementing algorithms in relation to machine learning
    • Strong skills in Python (SciPy), R, Perl
    • Experience developing clinical bioinformatics applications
    • DNA/RNA methylation – Desirable
    • Cloud computing and knowledge of other programming languages such as Java/C++ – Desirable

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal[at]pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.

    Keywords: Data Scientist, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Epigenomics, NGS, Biomarker Discovery, Statistics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, DEEP Learning, Algorithms, Python, Perl, Java, C++, DNA, RNA, Assays, Cambridge

    BACKGROUND

    This is a very interesting opportunity for a PhD or MSc or BSc graduate to join a leading biotech company based in Oxford. You will have the chance to work with some of the greatest minds in the genomics field, designing and implementing novel approaches to making inferences from large-scale data in order to deliver cutting-edge science to genome analytics.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • Experience with data analysis, statistics and statistical inference with a strong quantitative background
    • Programming skills in Python and R, ideally working with large datasets
    • A solid background in genomics, ideally in human genetics
    • A strong academic background with a First Class Degree in a relative field (Computational Biology/ Bioinformatics/ Computer Science etc)
    • A desire to thrive within a fast-paced environment working alongside leading scientists

    COMPENSATION

    This is a great opportunity to work with an ambitious company combining cutting-edge research with commercial delivery in the life sciences arena. There are some great benefits on offer including a competitive salary, pension, private healthcare and share options.

    HOW TO APPLY

    If you are interested in this position, please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal[at]pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.

    Keywords: Genomics, Genetics, Scientist, Quantitative, Statistics, MSc, Bioinformatics, Python, R, Human Genetics, Oxford

    BACKGROUND

    An exciting new opportunity for a Principle Scientist within Computational Biology has recently become available. Working as part of a world leading Pharma company based in Germany, you will be joining a growing team, utilising your strong technical experience to develop new analysis approaches.

    This innovative and leading company will be looking for a talented Principle Scientist with a proven background in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics. This person will have a demonstrable skill set in NGS applications & RNA-Seq and will be involved with developing robust NGS pipelines.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop new analysis strategies for RNA-Seq, single cell RNA Seq and NGS approaches.
    • Interface with the NGS lab to develop outsourcing strategies.
    • Carry out data analysis in order to generate test hypothesis for new therapeutic concepts.
    • Contribute to projects during all phases, from experimental design to downstream analysis.
    • Develop automated analysis pipelines.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • PhD degree in Computational Biology or related field
    • Excellent and broad knowledge of Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, with a key focus on RNA-Seq and other NGS applications
    • Solid background in statistics and experimental design
    • Proven expertise in Python, R/Bioconductor and ideally one other programming language
    • Familiar with Linux, local/cloud based HPC environments

    COMPENSATION

    On offer is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career within Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, working with some of the brightest minds in the industry. A successful Principle Scientist can expect a competitive salary and package DOE.

    HOW TO APPLY

    If you are interested in this opportunity or would like some more information then please don't hesitate to contact Jack Lacy via jlacy[at]pararecruit.com or call 0121,616,3476.

    Key Words:
    NGS, Pipeline, Python, R, Bioconductor, IT, Software, Biologist, Biology, Programmer, Scientist, Principle, Expert, Drug Discovery, RNA, RNA - seq, Version Control, Linux, Science, Life Science, Jobs in Science, Computational, Comp Bio.
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