Senior Research Associate

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Senior Research Associate

Ref                             A1083R (IAH)
Faculty/Services      Medical Sciences
Department              Institute for Ageing & Health
Job Type                    Research
Hours of Work           Full time
Salary: £36,862

You will develop the web-based systems for ShARM users to access and interrogate the tissue bank and other information created within the ShARM facility and associated networks. You will work to interface the web-based ShARM systems with the modelling and data analytic platforms being developed through CISBAN. You will help develop flexible workflows for a range of simulation tools to be made available on distributed systems. This work will involve developing web interfaces; facilitating and porting multicomponent software onto cluster nodes; and the human interaction for effective implementation.

You will have a PhD in Computing, Computational Biology or related discipline as well as expertise in a majority of the following areas: computational systems biology; Unix systems administration; programming in Java (or related language); web applications; database systems; XML; biological modelling.

You will possess excellent communication and team-working skills, a high level of organisational skills, and excellent information technology and computing skills.

This post is funded through a Wellcome Grant awarded to a consortium led by Dr Illaria Bellantuono, Sheffield University, and in Newcastle by Professors Tom Kirkwood and Thomas von Zglinicki, to develop a programme for Shared Ageing Research Models (SHARM). Based on methodology developed within the Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition (CISBAN), you will build a user-friendly web-based system to contain information on the holdings of tissue within the new tissue bank, accompanied by extensive metadata on experimental design, research findings and current investigation.

This full time post is available for 3 years.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Daryl Shanley (

Deadline: 16 February 2012

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