Research Fellow Bioinformatics

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £36,028 £ £43,533 per annum
  • REF: 1874597
  • Closes: 10th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

A self-motivated and flexible individual is needed to join this supportive, friendly, hard-working and successful team. This post is based in the Mosaicism and Precision Medicine Laboratory, The Francis Crick Institute, London UK

The post holder will be responsible for all bioinformatic processing and analysis associated with all lab projects. The work will require mastering detection of mosaic variants from NGS data of all types, including both SNVs and CNVs, and mosaic transcript expression, and optimising associated pipelines. Germline burden analyses from in-house datasets and public datasets will also be required in the context of mosaic disease susceptibility.

Duration of this post is available for 36 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The post holder will have a BSc or similar undergraduate degree in a natural science or computer science field and a PhD in bioinformatics using NGS data with experience of copy number analysis from NGS data. The post holder will work closely and collaboratively with other members of the research group.

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 31,542 – 33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of the page.

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

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma, quoting job reference 1874597.

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10 Mar 2021

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