UK: Research Assistant in Computer Science at University of Glasgow

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Bioinformatician to provide data analysis support for research programmes looking at normal and malignant haemopoiesis at the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre (POG-LRC). Role will include liaising with multiple Principle Investigators and researchers involved in a variety of projects in order to plan and conduct the analysis of experimental data and develop novel analysis and modeling methods. This will include micro-array, focused micro-array, Chip-Seq, micro RNA, next generation sequencing and proteomic data sets. The successful candidate will be required to provide bioinformatics and statistical support to these on-going research programmes to facilitate publication of data sets in high-impact journals and to provide preliminary data for grant applications.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To conduct assigned research data analysis as directed by the Principal Investigators aiming to address the objectives set out in original grant proposals.
  2. To contribute to documenting research results for inclusion in papers, reports, grant applications and presentations, and contribute to the preparation of designated part of such papers, reports, grant applications and presentations.
  3. To contribute to the presentation of work at internal departmental or group seminars and external seminars and/or national and international conferences to enhance the profile of the POG-LRC.
  4. To contribute to the acquisition, set up, maintenance and integration of experimental kit as directed by the Principal Investigators.
  5. To maintain records and databases, and undertake general administration and clerical tasks supporting the research programmes.
  6. To keep up-to-date with recent advances in the field/discipline.
  7. To proactively collaborate and liase with bioinformaticians located e.g. in TCRC to optimise handling of cancer specific datasets and to gain know-how.
  8. To collaborate with colleagues and participate in team meetings/discussions and departmental research group activities.

Standard Terms & Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching grade, level 6, £26,264 – £29,541 per annum.

This post has funding for 24 months

The successful applicant (if aged under 60) will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

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