Monthly Archives: August 2011

Position open at the Newcastle University Bioinformatics Support Unit

I couldn’t help but notice in my GenomeWeb email deluge this morning that a position has opened up at the Bioinformatics Support Unit in Newcastle.  I didn’t really make an announcement in my blog, but this is partly because I no longer work there! I now work for Oxford Gene Technology which I may find some time to write about soon.

Simon Cockell (blog, twitter), who worked with me throughout my time at Newcastle was appointed manager of the BSU when I left, and consequently his post is now available.

The BSU engages in a lot of diverse bioinformatics work and it’s an ideal post for someone who values supporting researchers in their quest to leverage high throughput techniques for biological studies.  Job posting is below.


Newcastle University

Job Location:

Newcastle upon Tyne


£27,428 – £35,788

Job Description:

The Bioinformatics Support Unit is a successful cross-Faculty service providing high quality scientific support for a range of bioinformatics projects.

You will have experience of a range of Bioinformatics techniques, to work in the Unit on the development and delivery of scientific projects and liaison with relevant academics.


You should have at least a first degree in a relevant science related subject and preferably a PhD. You will have previous experience in bioinformatics support and an understanding of UK research funding procedures.

Contact Information:

For an informal discussion on this opportunity, please contact either Dr Simon Cockell (Senior Experimental Scientific Officer), 0191 222 7253, or Professor Neil Wipat (academic lead), 0191 222 8213,