Experimental Officer in Bioinformatics and Metabolomics

University of Birmingham
Job Location
University of Birmingham
West Midlands
B15 2TT
United Kingdom
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £29,301 to £38,183. With potential progression once in post to £40,523 a year.
Job Description

Phenome Centre-Birmingham is a new major centre for providing national capability in state-of-the-art metabolic phenotyping applied to stratified medicine. The post holder will contribute significantly to the day-to-day operation of the Phenome Centre-Birmingham (PC-B) within the University of Birmingham, in particular by implementing an automated data processing pipeline, experimental design, and processing and statistical analysis of large scale MS and/or NMR based metabolomics datasets. In addition the post holder will collaborate with researchers within and external to the university (academic, industry, scientific instrument manufacturers), provide training and support in bioinformatics, and undertake independent research.


œ PhD or equivalent experience in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Chemometrics or Computational Biology (all with metabolomics or related specialism). 
œ Experience in the analysis of MS and/or NMR metabolomics datasets. 
œ Experience in statistical analyses, including multivariate and univariate methods. 
œ Experience in computer programming (e.g. python and R). 
œ Experience in workflows, e.g. Galaxy. 
œ Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously. 
œ Good communication and interpersonal skills. 
œ A high level of accuracy and attention to detail. 
œ Ability to work on own initiative, manage time effectively, progress tasks concurrently and work to deadlines. 
œ Detailed knowledge of office safety 
œ Ability to communicate complex information clearly 
œ Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones 
œ Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively 
œ Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

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About Our Organization

The University of Birmingham has a distinguished academic reputation. It is a member of the Russell Group and belongs to the international network Universitas 21. The University was founded in 1900 at the initiative of local citizens and is now one of the largest in the UK offering degrees across a wide range of disciplines from Education to Medicine and from Engineering to Law. It is a major international centre of academic excellence and was ranked 82nd in this year’s QS World University Rankings, cementing our position in the top 100 universities globally and placing us as 15th amongst UK universities. Eleven former members of the University have been Nobel Prize winners.

The University has a turnover of over £400 million per annum and is currently undergoing an extensive capital programme. This positive financial position is almost unique in the UK Higher Education sector and provides a firm foundation for further investment. One of the University’s greatest assets is its Edgbaston campus. It offers its community of over 27,000 students and 6,000 staff an attractive environment in which to study and work. It is situated only two miles from the centre of a major European city and yet is set amongst green and leafy parkland which is largely pedestrianised, and provides a beautiful and pleasant backdrop for imposing Victorian redbrick buildings as well as some striking modern architecture.

The University of Birmingham is an Equal Opportunities employer. It aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex or marital status: this policy will include disabled persons who have the necessary attributes for the post. The University will operate selection and promotion criteria and procedures that are designed to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and treated on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities.

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