John Innes Centre
The JIC is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology.
Main Purpose of the Job
Applications are invited for two Senior Bioinformaticians to join the Computational and Systems Biology department at John Innes Centre.
Our research at the John Innes Centre (JIC) aims to address global challenges and our knowledge of plants and microbes is used to answer fundamental questions, as well as having a significant impact on industrial biotechnology, society and global development.
The JIC Informatics Platform contributes to projects providing excellent bioinformatics expertise. We also support the science by offering a training program ranging from introductions to computational biology to highly specific data analyses. In addition, we enable the use of the high-performance computing infrastructure for all scientists of JIC.
The JIC Informatics Platform seeks to recruit an excellent core bioinformatician to help deliver our tasks. The successful candidate will join a highly skilled and motivated team working at the interface between science and computing. The position provides an exciting opportunity to work on cutting edge research in biology, exploring new technological approaches and applying those to the challenging real-world problems in partnership with leading scientists.
The successful candidate will work as part of the JIC Informatics Platform. They will interact regularly with science staff from across the institute, working with individual research groups as well as supporting the ISPs (Institute Strategic Programmes). They will also work with the NBI Partnership Research Computing team to manage shared infrastructure and services. The post-holder will also where appropriate, work with the other institutes on site (The Sainsbury Laboratory, The Earlham Institute and the Quadram Institute), as well as the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Main Activities & Responsibilities
- Work with JIC research groups on scientific projects, providing computational biology expertise throughout the project lifecycle, from grant writing through data analysis to manuscript preparation. This will include guidance on the use of tools and pipelines and interpretation of their results and, where necessary, carrying out analyses directly.
- Train and mentor JIC staff students in computational biology, through development and delivery of structured courses, as well as informal one on one training and peer to peer coaching.
- Champion and maintain effective data management practices.
- Disseminate work through internal and external talks and workshop, publications and engagement with the wider scientific community and public.
- As agreed with line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the post.
To apply for this job please visit jobs.jic.ac.uk.