UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Research Assistant, Bioinformatics at the IoO

20 October 2020

There is an opportunity for a bioinformatician to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of geneticists, clinicians and cell biologists, and with established collaborators, to explore the genetics of retinal diseases.

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Job Details

The post would suit an ambitious individual with strong programming skills, an interest in genetics and research, and with prior bioinformatics experience in analysing short-read sequencing data (DNA-seq or RNA-seq) and running bioinformatics pipelines. The candidate will also be analysing whole-genome sequencing data in the Genomics England research environment with access to 100,000 genomes.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant should have a BSc degree in a relevant subject, strong programming skills, excellent communication skills, with an interest in learning new skills in a high-quality research environment. (S)he will be experienced in computer programming and running bioinformatics pipelines. Understanding of biology and genetics is not essential but the candidate must be willing to learn aspects relevant to their work.

Further Details

You will need to provide a personal statement to support your application and motivation for applying for this post, the names and contact details for two referees.

Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Nikolas Pontikos
(email: n.pontikos@ucl.ac.uk) and Prof Alison Hardcastle (email:a.hardcastle@ucl.ac.uk).

If you have any enquiries regarding the application process, please email hr.ioo@ucl.ac.uk.

Closing Date:

2 November 2020

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