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Reference MED441521

Closing Date Friday, 3rd December 2021

Job Type Research

Department Life Sciences

Salary £27924 to £40927 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited to the above role to analyse Next Generation Sequencing data sets which have been primarily produced within the DeepSeq facility as well as manage data storage, pipelines and servers within the facility. The role holder is expected to plan and conduct their own work in conjunction with facility users. 

The role holder will use open source available software and tools but may also need to modify methodologies and scripts and create new pipelines and tools as required to enable accurate and timely data analysis. 

The role holder will provide appropriate support and advice to facility users to allow them to make full use of their data, therefore the person appointed should be able to communicate effectively on both a biological and bioinformatics level. The successful applicant will be responsible for writing up their work and providing clear documentation for new pipelines for the production of end user summaries or for their own publications.

The facility currently houses Illumina MiSeq and NextSeq platforms and routinely runs Oxford Nanopore Technologies MinION, GridION and PromethION platforms. In addition, we produce 10x Genomics Chromium Single Cell datasets and regularly run the Bionano Saphyr for optical mapping. The post holder should have broad knowledge of these technologies and tools used for their analysis.

The person appointed will have the opportunity to develop their bioinformatics skills in a highly diverse and rapidly evolving setting as well as the ability to use extensive pipeline and coding skills to develop research tools and extend their bioinformatics portfolio.

Candidates must hold a PhD or be near to completion of a PhD in a bioinformatics or relevant computational related field OR an equivalent professional qualification in a bioinformatics/ computational field Or an MSc and high levels of experience of varied Next Generation Sequencing data analysis. Subsequent work experience of varied Next Generation Sequencing data analysis would be desirable.

This full-time (36.25 hour), permanent role is available immediately. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Victoria Wright: and Professor Matthew Loose:

Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted.

The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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