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Research Assistant/Research Associate (in computational biology). Newcastle University

Research Assistant/Research Associate (in computational biology). Newcastle University

Salary Research Assistant – £26,829
Research Associate – £29,301
We are looking for a computational biologist with experience in genomic and epigenomic
analysis, who will join the computational biology group led by Dr. Rico focused in studying
the gene regulatory programs and epigenomes of immune cells.
We offer a 2-year contract for any of the following two profiles:
• Postdoctoral researcher (Research Associate).
• Staff bioinformatician (Research Assistant).

You will hold a PhD in Systems Biology, Genomics or a similar discipline for Research
Associate. You will hold a Master (MSci, MRes or equivalent) for Research Assistant level,
where we offer the option to enrol in a MPhil program.
You will develop integrative bioinformatics approaches to interrogate publicly available
transcriptomics and epigenomics datasets to identify the distinct chromatin configurations
that underlie the different immune responses in men and women. Substantial practical
knowledge of analysis of next generation sequencing is essential, including transcriptomics,
genomic variation and epigenomics profiling.
We offer a great opportunity for professional development in a vibrant and excellent
biomedical research environment. Our group is part of the cutting-edge Immunology,
Immunology and Immunotherapy research theme at the Institute of Cellular Medicine and
we collaborate closely with groups of the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biosciences, the
Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Northern Institute of Cancer Research.
Informal Enquiries – Dr Daniel Rico daniel.rico@newcastle.ac.uk
Webs:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/icm/people/profile/danielrico
https://blogs.ncl.ac.uk/danielrico/
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/icm/research/immunology
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences/research/institutes/