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Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow – Mathematical Modeller/Bioinformatician

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 16th Jan 2022
  • Salary: Grade 7 £36,770 - £44,388 per annum or Grade 8 £45,610 - £53,757 per annum
  • REF: 1881830
  • Closes: 20th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated computational biology postdoctoral Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow with expertise in molecular evolution, mathematical modelling, population biology, genetics and/or virology to join the research group of Professors Judy Breuer and Richard Goldstein at the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health at UCL, within the Section of Infection Immunology and Inflammation (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/child-health/research/infection-immunity-inflammation/molecular-and-cellular-immunology). The post will be part of a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award together with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of North Carolina and the University of Liverpool examining the factors that lead to the emergence of new pandemic norovirus variants.

This position involves working as part of a multidisciplinary consortium investigating epidemic and pandemic norovirus spread through a wide range of experimental and computational approaches including whole genome sequencing, environmental, patient, and community surveillance, biochemistry and immunology of biological and genetically manipulated samples and epidemiological modelling. In addition, he/she will be able to collaborate with the community of bioinformaticians and computational biologists within UCL Genomics and ICH. Candidates will be expected to help supervise the day-to-day activity of a current PhD student working on the grant.

This position is available for 18 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Candidates should have strong programming skills with a PhD in bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, mathematical modelling, computational biology, statistics or related genomic disciplines and should have prior experience with next-generation sequencing data, translational bioinformatics, data mining of large-scale genomic datasets and databases.

Essential for grade 8: proven track record of publishing papers in high-quality peer reviewed journals. Experience of the grant application process. Prior involvement in the submission of funding proposals. Experience of managing other members of the group.

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 on ich.hr@ucl.ac.uk quoting job reference 1881830.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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20 Feb 2022

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