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Technical Specialist - Bioinformatics

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,817 - 40,322 a year
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Role Description

Bioscience Technology Facility

We are looking for a Bioinformatics Technical Specialist to join our team with the Genomics and Bioinformatics Labs.  This group supports a wide range of biological research from ecology, microbiology and plant biology, through to medical research including cancer and tropical diseases.


As a Bioinformatics Technical Specialist, you will undertake experimental design, bioinformatics and data analysis work within the Bioscience Technology Facility Bioinformatics Laboratory in collaboration with their colleagues and external partners.  These will include research groups within the Department of Biology, other researchers within the University as well as external academic and industrial researchers.  You will also provide guidance, training and technical support to undergraduate project students, postgraduate students, academic and research staff. 

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • You should have a degree, and ideally a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • You should be able to demonstrate an in depth theoretical and practical knowledge of modern methods in bioinformatics and computational biology.
  • You should have a proven track record of the application of bioinformatics to solve biological problems, and be able to work independently, using problem solving and analytics skills.
  • You should be aware of the required computation approaches required for a range of biological methods, such as RNA-seq, ChIP-Seq, genome assembly and annotation, single cell methods and proteomics.
  • You should have good knowledge of and be able to undertake a range of programming task in modern programming languages including Python and R.
  • You should have good communication skills and be able to present complex ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • You should be able to work well as part of a team, and ideally have experience of working in a service-based client facing environment
  • You will need to be able to demonstrate positive, open and objective attitude towards others, to value and support colleagues and be able to respond and integrate change.
  • You will be expected to be a member of, or to join, a professional body relevant to bioinformatics or data science

Interview date: to be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Dr. Peter Ashton on

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