Question: Bioinformatician Job at Pirbright Institute
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Dear All, I hope it's ok to post this bioinformatics job ad here. Best regards, Jan -----8<--------------------------------------------------------------- --- Bioinformatician POST REF: IRC74009 ?33,780 - ?37,534, depending on qualifications and experience. The Pirbright Institute, an institute of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), is a unique national centre that works to enhance the UK capability to contain, control, and eliminate viral diseases of animals through its highly innovative fundamental and applied bioscience. We thereby support the competitiveness of UK livestock and poultry producers, and improve the quality of life of both animals and people. The Pirbright Institute is currently situated on two campuses, Pirbright Laboratory in Surrey and Compton Laboratory in Berkshire. The process of transferring Compton Laboratory activities to Pirbright is underway. The Centre for Integrative Biology consists of bioinformaticians, mathematical biologists, epidemiologists and statisticians who support and develop the viral diseases-led research of the Institute. The Centre has a dual role, carrying out its own research, while also providing support to scientists involved in quantitative biology. Members collaborate closely with laboratory and field scientists and strengthen the design and analysis of in vivo and in vitro studies on host-pathogen interactions and of national and international surveillance and epidemiological activities at the Institute. The post holder will develop a programme of research in bioinformatics in collaboration with Institute scientists. He or she will also help maintain and develop the bioinformatics infrastructure and provide general bioinformatics support and advice and will report directly to the Head of Bioinformatics. Main duties and responsibilities *developing a programme of research in bioinformatics *helping maintain and develop the bioinformatics infrastructure *developing/participating in the development of bioinformatics applications and analysis pipelines *providing bioinformatics support and training to staff and students *liaising with bioinformatics groups at other BBSRC institutes and elsewhere *interacting with other members of the Institute to establish collaborative research links *playing a full role in the research life of the Institute and representing it externally as required *Ensure compliance with Disease Security Regulations QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE *A PhD or equivalent in a relevant branch of biosciences or computer sciences *Good understanding of concepts and principles of molecular genetics / biology *Experience of research in a recognised R&D environment *A good record of peer-reviewed publications *Proficiency with a programming language (e.g. Perl or Python) *Familiarity with bioinformatics software *Proficiency in R or another statistical language *Firm understanding of relational database concepts and familiarity with an SQL DBMS *Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills, including with scientists working in other disciplines *Excellent time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure *Capacity to travel extensively within the UK, with long hours and occasional overnight stays This job description is only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. The jobholder will carry out any other duties as may be reasonably required by his/her line manager. The job description and personal specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of the Human Resources Division and The Pirbright Institute. All employees shall actively participate in the Institute- wide quality assurance system in conjunction with the Institute's Quality Manager. Employees are also expected to safeguard their own health and safety and security by following policies and all employees are responsible for the Health and Safety and security of staff under their management. HOW TO APPLY It is Pirbright Institute policy to use an online application form, please ensure that you complete an application form, as CVs will not be accepted as a standalone. Recruitment for vacancies within the Pirbright Institute is managed on our behalf by the RCUK Shared Services Ltd. To view or apply for this vacancy please visit the RCUK Shared Services recruitment portal, where an application form and further details can be found (Job reference IRC74009). If you are unable to apply on-line, please contact the Research Council Shared Service Centre by telephone on 01793 867003. To find out more information about the Pirbright Institute please visit our website: BENEFITS OF THE POST The post is graded at a Band E, and is an Open Ended (Indefinite) contract with funding until 31 March 2017. The starting salary is ?33,780 - ?37,534, depending on qualifications and experience. The post-holder is also entitled to a ?3,000 Pirbright Institute Allowance. This is a Full Time role of 37 hour week, Monday to Friday. On appointment, you are eligible to join the Research Council's Pension Scheme. You have the choice of either: *An attractive, career average, defined benefit pension scheme. The bulk of the cost of this scheme is met by the employer: or *A partnership pension with a contribution from the employer. Our basic contribution is based on your age, and we pay this regardless of whether you choose to contribute anything. You do not have to contribute if you do not wish to but, if you do, we will also match your contributions up to an additional 3% of pay. Annual leave is 27 days on appointment plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays. The Institute has a subsidised child care scheme, staff restaurant and free parking. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Any offer of employment will be subject to security screening, health clearance and references. Closing date: 30th December 2012.
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