Vacancy: Bioinformatics Technical Specialist at Queen Mary University London (CLOSED)

By 7th November 2022 December 7th, 2022 Closed Vacancies

Bioinformatics Technical Specialist

Department: School of Biological & Behavioural Sciences
Salary: £50,047 – £55,805 per annum (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL30695
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 3 November 2022
Closing date: 17 November 2022

The School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences (SBBS) is recruiting for a bioinformatics technical specialist to help improve our use of computing resources, to drive forward informatics research, in support of researchers exploiting the opportunities arising out of technological innovations, particularly in sequencing technologies and the associated computation. We are therefore looking for someone who likes to make things happen, who is a problem solver and is passionate about carving themselves a role with a broad range of skills. We need someone who is keen and has a can-do attitude for this exciting and varied role.

You will bring the informatics and computational expertise to support the vibrant set of research projects in the school. You will ensure the SBBS and ITS teams work efficiently together. You will support SBBS scientists (and outside partners) to access to local, national and cloud facilities; and will innovate informatics projects.

You will join the Department of Biology who has substantial strength in genomics, and runs a successful commercial genomics facility composed of state-of-the art platforms. The bioinformatics technical specialist will support the development of this facility and engage with research happening in the department. You will also support the technical functioning of MSc degrees in bioinformatics and biosciences.

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme, and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full time permanent appointment, with an expected start date of 1 December 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary will be Grade 6, in the range of £50,047 – £55,805 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Christophe Eizaguirre at, head of Biology department.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 17th November 2022. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

The School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award. We are committed to the equality of opportunities. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles, we strongly encourage applications from BAME staff.