Research Fellow

Division of Biosciences

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 24th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £36,770 - £44,388 per annum
  • REF: 1880642
  • Closes: 08th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment.

The post holder will be an active member of the research project/team assisting in the development of research proposals and the planning and delivery of the research activity within the area of social insect research so that the overall research objectives of the project are met. The role holder will be expected to produce independent, original contributions to the subject area.

The post is funded for 1 year in the first instance.

Key Requirements

PhD in Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or other relevant subject area. Demonstrated experience with bioinformatic analysis of next-generation sequencing data, genome sequence data (including Hi-C), and expertise in analysing both transcriptomic (RNAseq) and proteomic (GC-MS) data; mastery of R, PERL or similar tools are essential.

Excellent capability in working with, adapting, developing and writing bioinformatic pipelines is essential. A demonstrated working knowledge of NextFlow or similar pipelines is also essential. A working knowledge of social insect biology (especially wasps) and social evolution is desired.

Please note: Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (Salary 32,217 – 33,958 per annum, including London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis (including corrections).

Further Details

A job description and person specification, can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Please ensure you read these carefully before applying for the post.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Prof Seirian Sumner at

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Biosciences staffing on quoting the vacancy reference number: 1880642.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

8 Dec 2021

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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