Research Associate – Bioinformatician


Section of Epigenomics and Disease

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

Full-time, fixed-term for three Years

Hammersmith Campus

A Research Associate position is available in the Genomic Programming of Beta Cells lab in the Section of Epigenomics and Disease within the Division for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism of Imperial College London at the Hammersmith campus

Working in Professor Jorge Ferrer’s laboratory your project will evaluate Transcriptome and epigenomic NGS datasets from human pancreatic islets, which will be used to explore regulatory programmes that are defective in human diabetes.

Applicants with diverse educational backgrounds are welcome, but a solid computing background is essential.  Knowledge of a programming language (e.g Python, C/C++, Perl, R, MatLab) is required as well as expertise in statistical analysis, with a string background in the the analysis of biological networks.  You will have a PhD, or equivalent, in Biological or Medical Sciences.

For information on the lab’s interests and publications see

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK Border Agency’s Points Based System.  Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed quoting reference number HM2016041

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email to request an application form.

Closing Date: 31st May 2016 (Midnight GMT)

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