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Computational biology post open at OGT

Edit: The position is now filled, and we’ve welcomed Luke Goodsell to the group!

Continuing the theme of job adverts as blog posts, we’re currently seeking someone to join the growing Computational Biology group at OGT.  Microarrays are a big part of OGT’s portfolio, and this post is all about the arrays.  This is a new post, and will report to our design expert Duarte Molha:

A Computational Biologist is required to join Oxford Gene Technology’s (OGT) Computational Biology group. The successful applicant will deliver microarray designs for internal R&D projects, Genefficiency Services and CytoSure products. The individual will also be involved in advancing OGT’s expertise in probe and array designs.

We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative individual with a numerate background combined with a solid understanding of molecular biology. Programming skills (Perl is essential; Java or Python are desirable) and scripting skills (awk, sed, bash) applied in a heterogeneous computing environment (Windows, Linux) are essential, as are good attention to detail and customer focus. Experience with MySQL, PHP and version control (git) is desirable, as are experience in handling large datasets, and experience in a commercially led environment.

You must be a team player with strong communication skills. Well-developed time-management skills and good organisation are important to the role.

An undergraduate degree in Computational Biology, Molecular Biology or a related discipline is required, preferred would be a Master’s degree.

We offer a competitive salary together with an excellent benefits package.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the online application form, attaching your CV and ensuring to state your salary expectations within the covering letter section. Alternatively, email the required information to hr@ogt.com. We will only accept applications from candidates who are legally permitted to work in the UK.

Two posts available at Oxford Gene Technology

So we have two positions currently open at OGT – one in the Computational Biology group and one as a Product Manager for Next Generation Sequencing.  The post reports to the Directory of Strategic Marketing at OGT and is aimed at an experienced product manager, preferably with experience in the NGS space.  You can read about that position by following the link.

The position within the Computational Biology group is not a full-time NGS position (and therefore you may be pleased to know, would not report directly to me!).  The previous post holder was responsible for a great deal of the array analysis that is required to develop microarray products (a core part of OGT’s business) but was called upon to support NGS work when required.  Candidates with a good statistical grounding are being sought, and experience with microarray data analysis is advantageous.  The full post description can be found by following the link.

CV’s for both posts to be directed to hr@ogt.com

Bioinformatician post at NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre (NEBC)

Anyone interested in a bioinformatics post in the Oxford area?

A job has come up in my old group at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Details linked here.

Looks ideal for a person with an interest in NGS and metagenomics though, working with both the NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre (NEBC) and the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility (NBAF).

Questions regarding the role may be addressed to Dawn Field and Tim Booth via the group address: admin@nebc.nerc.ac.uk.  Closing date for applications is June 3rd.

CASE PhD studentship in Bioinformatics available at Newcastle

A repost from Fuzzier Logic:

Where? – Newcastle University – School of Computing Science

What? – Development of Novel Computational Approaches to Mine Integrated Datasets for Drug Repurposing Opportunities

The blurb

We invite applications for a CASE PhD studentship in Bioinformatics at Newcastle University in the North East of England. The project is a 3-year EPSRC PhD sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and involves the development of novel methods of finding new targets for existing drugs using data integration.

Ondex is a data integration computational platform for Systems Biology (SB). The student will research the optimization and application of Ondex integrated datasets to the identification of repurposing opportunities for existing compounds with a particular, but not exclusive, focus in the infectious diseases therapeutic area. The student will also use the dataset to explore the interplay between microbial targets and perturbations in the metabolic and community structure of the human gut microbiome.

An ideal student will have a background in computing science, good programming skills, preferably in Java and an interest in biology and bioinformatics. Applicants should also possess an upper second class undergraduate degree. Only students who meet the EPSRC home student requirements are eligible for full fees, other EU students are only eligible to support for the fees. Students from outside the EU are not eligible to apply – please see the EPSRC website for details.

The studentship will start in October 2011, jointly supervised by Prof. Anil Wipat and Dr. Simon Cockell at Newcastle University, and Dr. Philippe Sanseau at GSK. The student will spend at least three months at GSK in Stevenage as part of the project. Home students are eligible for payment of full fees and an enhanced stipend of approximately £18,000 tax free. To apply, please send an email to [anil dot wipat at ncl dot ac dot uk] with CV (including the contact details of least two referees) and a cover letter indicating your suitability for the position. Please include “Application CASE PhD” in the subject of the email. Applications will be dealt with as they arrive – there is no closing date.

Job opportunity at the NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre

An email from an old colleague has just dropped in the inbox.  There’s a position going at my old place of work, in fact it’s my old job!  3 previous occupants – all of whom are still sane!  Seriously it was a great position, with a great group with lots of exciting things to get involved in.

Application forms etc. are here

Bio-Linux Developer and Bioinformatician

The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), is the UK’s Centre of Excellence for research in the terrestrial and freshwater environmental sciences. We have sites at Wallingford, Bangor, Edinburgh and Lancaster.

The NERC Environmental Bioinformatics Centre (NEBC) offers bioinformatics and data management collaboration opportunities and support services to environmental scientists generating and using molecular data types.  The bioinformatician will join the NEBC team, participating and furthering our bioinformatics collaborations, playing an active role in our helpdesk, and working in the development and delivery of Bio-Linux.

You will have strong informatics skills as well as an interest in biological research. In addition to strong system administration skills, you will be fluent in Perl or a related language, and preferably will be comfortable using at least one additional programming language. Your interest in Linux customisation will enable you to play a leading role in the technical development of Bio-Linux. You will ideally be familiar with cluster and cloud computing. As well as enjoying working collaboratively in a team environment you will have a proven record of effective communication, both written and oral, with strong time management and organisational skills.

The salary for this post is £26,180 progressing to £29,410 per annum.  In addition NERC offers a public sector pension scheme, 30 days’ annual leave and 10½ days’ public and privilege holiday per annum.  We offer a flexible and supportive working environment and will encourage your continuing professional development as part of our career support.

Questions about the role can be sent to the NEBC directly: admin@nebc.nerc.ac.uk. Please return your completed application along with your CV and an up-to-date publications list to the Recruitment Team, People & Skills Section, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB Email: cehpersonnel@ceh.ac.uk

PhD position available at Newcastle

Reposted from Philip Lord’s blog ‘An Exercise in Irrelevance

PhD Studentship, 2010

EPSRC PhD Studentship Building a logical model of biology: the Ontology of Mitochondria

For this project, you will use cutting edge technology designed for the Semantic Web, and apply it to the new field of systems biology. Specifically, you will develop an OWL ontology, a formal, logically specified model, to describe the mitochondria, a subsystem of the cell. You will use this to integrate large amounts of real-world data, to search for inconsistencies and produce a predictions about the underlying biology. From a computing perspective, this will result in insights both about the technology, and its scalablity; from a systems biology perspective, you gain understanding of the value of models which are wider than traditional mathematical models; from a biomedical perspective, you may gain insight in the functioning and behaviour of a medically important system of the cell.

This is a challenging multi-disciplinary project; applicants are not expected to understand all its aspects at the outset; as a result, it is of interest to those from either a computing science, computational biology or bioinformatics background. Any experience of ontologies, modelling or mitochondrial biology will be an advantage, but is not required. A willingness to learn is critical; students will spend significant time in both a computing science and biology environment, and will become familiar with both.

You should have either a First or 2.1 in Computing Science, a Biological Science or Mathematics, and a distinction level Masters degree in a related subject. Equivalent experience will also be considered.

Depending on how you meet the EPSRC’s eligibility criteria, you may be entitled to a full or a partial award. A full award covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend of £13,290 (2009/10). A partial award covers fees at the UK/EU rate only.

For further details, please contact Phillip Lord

Bioinformatics position at Human and Molecular Genetics Center (HMGC) Medical College of Wisconsin

Posting this for an old colleague of mine from my PhD days.  I can’t believe I have colleagues that date back to 1995…

Enquiries about the position to:

Liz Worthy, Senior Staff Scientist at the HGMC (eworthey@mcw.edu)

A Postdoctoral position is now open within the Human and Molecular Genetics Center (HMGC) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (http://www.mcw.edu/HMGC.htm). HMGC scientists work at the interface of genomics, bioinformatics, and clinical research using genomic approaches to understand disease, and translating this information from the laboratory bench to patients in our affiliated hospitals. The centers close affiliation with clinicians and researchers at nationally and internationally acclaimed medical centers and universities provides our researchers with a unique opportunity to impact patient care. Diseases under study are varied and include: end stage renal disease, hypertension, insulindependent diabetes mellitus, acute liver failure, neurocognitive disabilities, cancer, cystic fibrosis, metabolic syndrome, hereditary cataracts, myocardial infarction and various cardiac malformations. A variety of core resources exist within the HMGC including: Bioinformatics, High-throughput sequencing, Genotyping, Microarray, Proteomics, Gene Therapy, and Transgenics. The HMGC consists of 28.

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