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Bioinformatician/Biostatistician/Computational biologist

4D pharma Cork
Job Location
1.45 Cavanagh Pharmacy Building
University College Cork
Cork Ireland
Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced bioinformatician/biostatician/computational biologist to join the 4D pharma Cork bioinformatics team to work on exciting EU Horizon 2020 funded project. The project is focused on microbiome applications for sustainable food systems and consists of a consortium of 34 partners from Europe, Canada and New Zealand. This is a 3.5 year position which may be extended by the company after the project. The successful candidate will analyse and integrate microbiome, clinical, dietary and metabolomics datasets to identify interactions between the microbiome, health and disease to inform innovative sustainable food products to promote health. The individual must be capable of working independently as well as part of a team to achieve the deliverables of the project. More information on the project can be found here


Experience / Qualifications Required

  • At a minimum, a PhD in one of the following areas: bioinformatics/biostatistics/computational biology/machine learning

  • Significant experience in the analysis of high-throughput datasets and integrative analysis of diverse omics datasets from different platforms.

  • Track record of independent critical thinking and scientific achievement evidenced by excellent publication record.

  • Experience with two or more computational/statistical languages such as but not limited to R/bioconductor, Java, Perl, python, stata and Bash shell-scripting experience (Unix).

  • The candidate should be knowledgeable, highly motivated, creative, and collaborative.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

  • A committment to maintain and develop personal and management skills by undertaking mandatory and other training as required.

  • Garda vetting and international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

How to Apply

Please send all applications to: Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae including contact details for 2 referees along with a covering letter.  For any queries or further information on the post please contact Prof Paul O’ Toole ( or Dr Ian Jeffery (

About Our Organization

4D pharma Cork Ltd is a campus company in Cork whose aim is to investigate how variations in the composition of bacterial communities in the gut can be used for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Recent advances in the field have highlighted the importance of the gut microbiome, not only for the development of safe and efficacious new therapeutics, but also for the discovery of novel personalised diagnostic tools. 4D pharma Cork Ltd is a subsidiary of 4D pharma plc (, a UK pharmaceutical company developing Live Biotherapeutics, a novel and emerging class of drugs. 4D pharma Cork is developing a diagnostic platform, MicroDx, across multiple disease areas, mirroring 4D’s proprietary MicroRx platform for the discovery of live biotherapeutics.

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