Computational Genomics Team Leader

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Computational Genomics Team Leader

The Genome Analysis Centre - Department of Bioinformatics

The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) is a new national centre for Genomics and Bioinformatics funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) in conjunction with the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) and Norfolk Local Authorities. Focusing on genomics analyses of plants, microbes and animals, the work of the Centre will underpin advances in plant and crop science, animal health and welfare and microbial science applications through genomics-based biology in academic and commercial sectors. The centre is organised in three groups: Genomics, Bioinformatics and Business Development, with administrative support provided by an operations centre shared with The John Innes Centre and The Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park. The three groups work together closely to deliver the Centre's scientific programme; its commercial partnerships and service provision are delivered through Genome Enterprise Limited, the Centre's wholly owned trading company
Applications are invited for a Computational Genomics Team Leader in the Department of Bioinformatics.
The aim of this role is to lead the Computational Genomics Team. The successful candidate will have a proven record in developing and setting up high-throughput annotation pipelines. The Computational Genomics Team leader will ensure that TGAC is at the forefront of innovation in the latest methods for genomic annotation in particular in the context of next generation sequencing technologies.
The post holder will have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or similar discipline, with experience in project and staff management. A strong background in Molecular Biology and experience in setting up and running high-throughput annotation pipelines is also required. The successful candidate will be an expert computer programmer with experience in the implementation of bioinformatics tools and a track record in research in the area Computational Genomics. The post holder will also have an understanding of the bioinformatics challenges in analysing and interpreting large volumes of genomic data. Appointments will be based upon a track record of scientific excellence and strategic vision for the future.
Salary on appointment will be within the range £42,769 to £47,521 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is an indefinite term post.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website or contact Human Resources, The Operations Centre, Norwich Bioscience Institutes, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK, 01603 450462 quoting reference 1002051.
The closing date for applications will be 11th March 2011.