Bioinformatician - Genomics

The University of Cambridge
Job Location
United Kingdom
£28,982 - £37,768
Job Description

Professor Patrick Chinnery is Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science. His laboratory research group studies the mechanisms responsible for human mitochondrial diseases. Mitochondria are the ‘power house’ within the cell. Mitochondrial dysfunction causes progressive multi-system diseases that usually affect the nervous system and have no treatment. The over-arching aim of his research group is to develop new treatments for mitochondrial diseases using a combination of genomic, cell biology, and informatic techniques on human tissue samples, and using cell and animal disease models.

The role holder will be closely integrated within a multi-disciplinary research group, enabling the rapid iteration between the informatics team and both biological wet-laboratory scientists and clinicians. In addition to their own research, there will be opportunities for training and career development.





Professor Patrick Chinnery is looking for a highly motivated Bioinformatician to join his research group. The role will be administratively based within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, but will be based physically within the MBU housed in the Wellcome Trust/MRC Building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, and involve collaboration with bioinformatics teams across the campus, and closely collaborating groups at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Centre.

How to Apply

To apply please go to our website:

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Patrick Chinnery [email protected]

Applications should include a covering letter, summarising interest in and suitability for the role, and a full CV.

Deadline for applications is 26th October 2016. Limit of tenure: 22 Months


About Our Organization

The world renowned University of Cambridge’s Department of Clinical Neurosciences brings together the University Divisions of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Stem Cell Neurobiology, the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair and the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre. The Department works alongside the existing Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust Clinical Division of Neurosciences. The emphasis of research is on basic and applied neuroscience.

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