UK: Research Fellow in Genomics and Bioinformatics at University of Southampton.

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Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £27,854 to £34,223
Full Time Fixed Term (1 Year)
Closing Date:   Monday 12 August 2013
Interview Date:   Friday 23 August 2013
Reference:  271913FC
Job Description:Dr. Woelk’s laboratory at the University of Southampton in the Southampton General Hospital has an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow focused on the current strategies to cure HIV. The primary aims of the project are to forge constructs that recognize the environment in cells latently infected with HIV and destroy them, as well as to support research associated with the Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication (CARE, Other projects in the Woelk lab for which research interactions will be available include the following: Alzheimer’s disease, Asthma, Bacterial pathogenesis, human endogenous retroviruses, molecular evolution, post-traumatic stress disorder, Reverse Vaccinology, and Schizophrenia.

A Research Fellow is required primarily in the area of bioinformatics but with a strong understanding of molecular biology and genomics. The ideal candidate will have earned their Ph.D. in an area such as bioinformatics, biostatistics, or medical informatics, or from a cross-disciplinary program that included one of these areas of study. Essential skills required for this position include proficiency in a Unix/Linux environment and an additional programming language (e.g., python, perl, C++, etc). Individuals with experience in any of these additional areas are strongly encouraged to apply: microarray gene expression analysis, RNA-seq, miRNA analysis, ChIP-seq, siRNA knockdown, cell culture, cloning, and RNA isolation.

Position Details:
The position is full time and the initial appointment is for 1 year, with funding secured for the possibility of an additional 2nd years. Salary is commensurate with experience and in the range of £27,854 to £34,223.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr. Christopher Woelk (  More information on the research activities of the Woelk lab can be found at

Deadline:The closing date for this post is 12 August 2013. We use an online recruitment system so please apply through If this is not possible please telephone +44 (0) 23 8059 5070 for an application form. Please quote reference number 271913FC on all correspondence.

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