Postdoctoral Research Associate / Fellow
University of Exeter
Exeter, GB
3d ago

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences

This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 31 December 2024.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice.

Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The post

The College wishes to recruit either a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow to support the work of Professor Austin Smith.

This Medical Research Council and European Research Council funded post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 31st December 2024.

The role holder will undertake a programme of computational and bioinformatics analyses to decipher the regulatory networks of pluripotency in human and other mammals.

The post will include developing and implementing algorithms, analysis methods and visualisation tools for dissecting and integrating omics datasets.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or nearing completion for those applying at Associate level) or possess an equivalent qualification / experience in bioinformatics or computational biology and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

Applicants will have research expertise in high-throughput data analysis with competence in a UNIX / Linux environment and programming / scripting language.

You will have experience in next generation sequence analysis, including single cell transcriptomics. You should have a general understanding of molecular cell biology and of next generation sequencing methodologies and be able to work in productive partnerships with experimental researchers.

Specific knowledge of stem cell or developmental biology is not required, and training will be provided as needed.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
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