Bioinformatician and Data Analyst

Glasgow Polyomics - The University of Glasgow
Job Location
Garsucbe Estate, Switchback Road
United Kingdom
£33,242 - £37,394

The successful applicant 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.

Job Description

This post involves research on multi-omic data sets. Development of novel algorithms and exploitation of other software to process and analyse data generated at the Glasgow Polyomics facility at The University of Glasgow, in the areas of genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics/metabolomics. The job will extend to integration of omics datasets by using and extending existing and newly developed bioinformatics software.

The post holder will be interacting in a collaborative and service capacity with users across the College as well as external academic and commercial partners to maximise the output of their datasets through novel analytical methods. Dissemination of that knowledge to staff and students through mentoring and training. The job will also provide opportunities for the appointed person to develop their own research project.


* A PhD or equivalent qualification/experience.

* Post graduate training or equivalent experience in relevant subject (e.g., systems biology, biostatistics). A background in statistics would be especially valuable.

*Knowledge of NGS data analysis or proteomics/metabolomics data analysis. 

* Demonstrable experience in the development of algorithms or software for statistical analysis of complex datasets or omics related applications.

* Extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of biological data analysis and computing technologies.

*Strong statistical skills especially in relation to applying statistical software.

How to Apply

Apply via Glasgow University's website and quote vacancy reference number 010218.

About Our Organization

Glasgow Polyomics is a research facility at the University of Glasgow that is equipped for the collection, analysis and integration of high-throughput biological (‘omics’) datasets. The facility uses state-of-the-art, next-generation sequencing platforms (Life Technologies and Illumina), a fleet of high-end mass spectrometers (Thermo Fisher Orbitraps), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology to measure the genome, transcriptome, metagenome, proteome, and metabolome from any biological system. The analysis team at Glasgow Polyomics also provides a range of experience in network biology, bioinformatics and software development, in particular for the integrated analysis of multi-level 'polyomic' datasets.

 The facility works with users across the biomedical sciences and industry to generate and/or analyse data and, where required, to develop tailored methods and software products to meet the demands of a project. It also offers formal taught courses in bioinformatics as well as individual training sessions.


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