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Postdoctoral Computational Biologist (Epigenetics)
- Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, London, UK

Description: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral computational biologist in the field of epigenetics.

The position will be based in Dr Vardhman Rakyan's group within the Institute of Cell and Molecular Science (ICMS), London, UK. Dr Rakyan's lab focuses on how environmental (e.g. diet, age) and stochastic factors influence the epigenome, and consequently complex phenotypic outcomes and human diseases such as diabetes and autoimmunity.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with large-scale datasets, predominantly ultra high-throughput sequencing-based epigenetic and transcriptional profiles. There will be extensive opportunities to interact with molecular biologists, clinicians, statisticians and other computational biologists both within the institute and externally, in particular Dr Thomas Down's computational biology group at the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, UK.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD, strong background in computational genomics, and a good publication record.

Salary Details: This is a full-time fixed term post for 3 years, funded by the BBSRC, with a salary at the appropriate point for experience on the Research scale (£30,079 - £31,736 per annum inclusive of London Allowance). Candidates can start ASAP.

Application Details: Informal enquiries (by email only) are strongly encouraged and can be made to Dr Vardhman Rakyan (Using the contact link below).

For an application form and further information, please visit the Human Resources website (click here), or request details (quoting the reference number 09071/CA) via email (click here). Applicants wishing to make a non-electronic application may contact our 24 hour recruitment line on 020 7882 6109 for details.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999.

The deadline for return of completed applications is 12 noon (BST) on 13th March, 2009. Applications (quoting the reference number 09071/CA) should be returned via email to WCH-Recruit@qmul.ac.uk or alternatively by post to:

Whitechapel Recruitment,
Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry,
c/o SMD Management Offices,
The Lodge House,
Charterhouse Square,
London EC1M 6BQ.

Please note:
Completed applications must not be sent directly to the Centre for Diabetes and Metabolic Medicine or to Dr Rakyan.


Contact: Dr Vardhman Rakyan

More Information: Dr Vardhman Rakyan

More Information: Dr Thomas Down

Closing Date: 2009-03-13


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