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Bioinformatician

The Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research provides outstanding scientists with the opportunity and resources to undertake ground-breaking research into the fundamental properties of mammalian stem cells.


A new post has become available to perform bioinformatic analysis of high-throughput data generated by experimental groups within the Cambridge Stem Cell Initiative. The postholder will form part of a small team of bioinformaticians based within the Gottgens group, which has a strong track record in employing both experimental and bioinformatic approaches to characterise stem cell regulatory networks. The postholder will apply and further develop bioinformatic tools to analyse ChIP-Seq and gene expression datasets as well as perform regulatory network inference.
 
The vacant post is at Research Assistant level and would be suitable for individuals with either a computational or biological background.
 
Necessary training in specialist computational tools will be provided; the main criterion is an enthusiasm to use bioinformatic approaches to advance stem cell research.

The postholder will be required to work in a UNIX/Linux environment. Proficiency with a scripting language (e.g. Perl/Python) and statistical analysis tools (R, Matlab) would be a strong advantage.
 
Please contact Bertie Gottgens at bg200@cam.ac.uk for more information.
 
For more details on the Gottgens group, please see: http://hscl.cimr.cam.ac.uk/index.html
 
For more details on the Cambridge Centre for Stem Cell Research, please see: http://www.cscr.cam.ac.uk/
 
Applications should contain a covering letter, CV, completed (parts 1, 2 & 3) CHRIS6, which can be downloaded from http://www.admi.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/ and the names and addresses of three referees. These should be sent quoting the reference PS07589 by email by 12:00 (noon) 21st January 2011 to cscrjobs@cscr.cam.ac.uk or by post to Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, UK, CB2 1QR.

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