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Senior Bioinformatician

Band 7

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Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guy's Hospital
£39,866 - £49,077 p.a inclusive of HCA
26/11/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

The NIHR GSTT Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) at Guy's and St Thomas’ and King's College of London delivers world class translational research. Within this context, the BRC Translational Bioinformatics Platform focuses on translational research projects based on genomics and bioinformatics approaches for the identification of novel therapeutic targets and disease biomarkers, and the dissection of molecular mechanisms underpinning diseases. The BRC’s research spans nine research themes encompassing Cardiovascular Disease; Cutaneous Medicine; Genomic Medicine; Imaging Sciences; Infection & Immunity; Transplantation; Oral Health; Regenerative Medicine & Cellular Therapy; and Women and Children’s Health.

A position is currently available in the Translational Bioinformatics group for a post-doctoral researcher in bioinformatics with experience of integration of complex biomedical data. The post will involve integration of data from imaging and neuroinformatics analyses, with other data modalities such as genomics and clinical data. Experience of machine learning and biomedical image analysis would be an advantage. The post holder will work closely with Prof David Edwards group in the Centre for the Developing Brain in the Department of Perinatal Imaging and Health at Kings College London and will lead the bioinformatics component of the multimodal data analysis programme in the context of a large imaging genomics initiative.

The successful candidate will have a PhD and Post-Doc or equivalent experience in bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics, or in a biological science with substantial analytical components. They will enjoy team working, and interacting with, clinicians and experimental biologists to work on complex real-world datasets, and will have significant experience using tools such as R/Bioconductor, Python, Matlab.

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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Closing Date: 26 November 2018 at Midnight

Interviews week commencing 10 December 2018

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For additional information please contact:

Prof David Edwards, Centre for the Developing Brain: or Dr. Mansoor Saqi , Head of Translational Bioinformatics:

If you have problems applying, contact

020 7188 7897

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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