A PhD position is available in the newly established Primate Diversity and Evolution Lab headed by Katerina Guschanski at the Evolutionary Biology Centre of Uppsala University, Sweden.
All PhD students are guaranteed 4 years of financial support. The PhD position entitles the holder to full social benefits and can be combined with up to 20% of teaching assistantship, which will extend the duration of appointment accordingly.

Study - Live – Enjoy @ Uppsala University Sweden

Research focus:

You will have the chance to study population and species level processes in a number of primate taxa, combining field-collected and historical (museum) samples and utilizing modern molecular techniques. Research topics include, but are not limited to:
  1. Conservation genetics and molecular ecology: the study of historical and present-day genetic diversity, dispersal, demography in wild primate populations
  2. Hybridization and speciation: investigating the role of ancient and ongoing hybridization in speciation of primate taxa
  • The exact project will be developed with the successful candidate and tailored towards her/his interests and skills.


  • The ideal candidate will have a strong interest and documented knowledge in evolutionary biology, with a drive to understand processes shaping species diversity. Perseverance and high intrinsic motivation are required to work on non-model organisms using difficult samples. You will be highly reliable, driven and well-organized, curious and willing to look outside the box, with the ability to quickly acquire new skills. Previous experience with molecular techniques is a must, experience with bioinformatics analysis of genomic data is a plus. Proficiency in English is required.

The environment:

  • The Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC, is one of the world’s leading research institutions in evolutionary biology and part of Uppsala University – the oldest university in Scandinavia. Uppsala University, ranked top among European Universities in the subject of biology (CHE European ranking), attracts approximately 40.000 students from all over the world, creating an international and stimulating research environment. The city of Uppsala is a vibrant college town, less than an hour's train ride away from Stockholm (and even closer to Arlanda International Airport), with beautiful and easy accessible surroundings.

How to apply:

Send your application material including
  1. a cover letter outlining your motivation to work on this project as well as relevant research experience and interests,
  2. a detailed CV describing your education and listing authored publications, if available, and
  3. contact details (including address, e-mail address, and phone number) of two academic referees as a single pdf document to [email protected]. Also include
  4. an accredited copy of your MSc degree or equivalent (if already available at time of application). The application must be written in English.
Review of applications will start on January 5, 2015, but candidates will be considered until the position is filled. The starting date can be as early as February 2015.

Questions can be address to:

E-mail: [email protected]
Dept of Ecology and Genetics/Animal Ecology
Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC)
Uppsala University
Norbyvägen 18 D
SE-752 36 Uppsala
Telephone +46 18-471 2673

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Bioinformatics focuses on translational research that uses computational means to transform biological data into discoveries that help us better understand – and improve – life. It’s a discipline with such tremendous impact that further research exploration in the area is fully supported by the Indiana University Life Science Initiative, Indiana’s own Bioscience Initiative and INGEN (Indiana Genomics Initiative).
From the moment you enter our program, you will become fully immersed in ground-breaking research under the guidance of our world-renowned faculty. As part of course projects, independent research investigations and lab rotations, you’ll learn to use informatics, computer science, statistics, life sciences, molecular biology, genetics and a host of other disciplines to create and implement computational tools and applications that truly make a difference.

Think Big:School of Informatics and Computing IUPUI

The Ph.D. in Informatics with Bioinformatics specialization is a 90-credit-hour program that integrates knowledge from informatics, computation, information systems, mathematics, biology and other related areas.


  • The Graduate Admissions Committee will not review applications until the application fee and all required materials are completed and received by the deadlines indicated.

Application Deadlines

  • January 15

How to Apply

Submit transcripts to:
Graduate Admissions Committee
School of Informatics and Computing 535 W. Michigan Street, IT 475
Indianapolis, IN 46202
  1. Complete and submit the IUPUI Graduate Online Application form. Paper applications are not accepted. Choose “Ph.D. Informatics” and “Informatics” in the “Academic Interest” section. Be sure to indicate on your personal statement your intended area of specialization (Bioinformatics, Health Informatics).
  2. Submit a resume listing your education, work, research, honors/awards and computer programming experience. This may be attached to your online application or sent separately.
  3. Submit a personal statement (visit the IU Writing Center for instructions on how to write such a statement). This may be attached to your online application or sent separately. Your personal statement should indicate the following:
    • Why you’re applying to the program
    • Your post-graduation career plans
    • Your intended area of specialization
  4. Submit all official transcripts from previous colleges and universities. NOTE: we do not require transcripts from Indiana University campuses.
  5. Submit three references from academic instructors and/or employers. To submit references, you will input contact information for each person on your electronic application. The reference will receive a form via email to fill out and submit electronically.
  6. Complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and ensure that IUPUI receives your score report from the GRE exam board. The Informatics and Computing school code for the GRE is 1325 – enter this code on the exam’s answer sheets.
  7. Submit English language proficiency exam score (International and non-native English speaking students only – see instructions below).
  8. Pay your $60 application fee.

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Special Instructions for International Students

Special Instructions for International Students and Non-native English Speakers

  • If your native language is not English, submit with your application one of the following official test scores from within the past two years:
  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Minimum required scores: 250 for the computer-based test, 600 for the paper test and 79 for the Internet-based test.
  2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Minimum required score of 6.5 or higher
Use IUPUI School Code 1325 to ensure correct routing of your score to IUPUI. The TOEFL may be waived if a B.S. or M.S. degree has been earned in the United States If you are in the Indianapolis area, placement into G013 or higher on the IUPUI ESL Placement Test may replace the TOEFL requirement for admission. Test registration is arranged by calling 317-274-4240. You must have submitted your application and received a University ID to be eligible to register for this test. If you need additional English language study, you may enroll at the ELS Language Centers intensive English program at IUPUI and successfully complete Level 112. We accept successful completion of ELS 112 in place of a TOEFL report.

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Flowers initiate in the periphery of the shoot apical meristem, a dome-like structure at the apex of a plant that allows plants to initiate new organs throughout their life. After outgrowth of the flower primordium from the shoot meristem, floral organ primordia appear in characteristic positions within the flower and undergo coordinated cellular behaviors and morphogenesis to develop into one of four organ types. This project will investigate little-understood aspects of flower development by studying the roles and regulatory targets of two key transcription factors in Arabidopsis thaliana: AINTEGUMENTA (ANT) andAINTEGUMENTA-LIKE6 (AIL6). The student will be trained in cutting edge plant developmental genetics, genomics including whole-genome chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP-Seq) and transcriptome (RNA-Seq) studies, and bioinformatics. These studies will provide novel insights into transcriptional networks controlling floral organogenesis

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Beth Krizek
Department of Biology,University of South Carolina
Phone Number: 803-777-1876
Email: [email protected]
Website:Krizek lab homepage

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Two PhD positions are available for outstanding and enthusiastic students with an interest in Developmental Genetics and Vascular Biology. These positions are available in the Hogan laboratory at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience ( and will involve the in vivo analysis of vascular development, vascular cell biology and molecular mechanisms of angiogenesis/lymphangiogenesis using zebrafish and mouse embryos as model systems.

Welcome to UQ

IMB is equipped with state-of-the-art research infrastructure including mouse and zebrafish facilities, advanced imaging and genomics platforms, high-throughput sequencing, advanced bioinformatics and proteomics – all of which support the Institute's leading life sciences research. Details of the research interests of the Institute may be accessed on the Institute's website at:

The role

  • We are seeking dynamic, intelligent, highly motivated PhD students to work on two distinct projects. These projects will be designed in full with the successful applicants input but will span the following major focus areas in the laboratory:
  1. Gene discovery through novel zebrafish mutants. We recently completed a forward genetic screen atIMB/UQ for mutants with defects in vein and lymphatic vessel development. This screen was coupled with whole genome sequence mutant mapping and we identified several new genes. Phenotypes will be examined with cellular resolution, molecular mechanisms of gene function will be analysed and conservation will be examined using zebrafish and mouse models. The goal is to identify novel pathways and mechanisms in vascular development.
  2. Improving the dynamic visualisation of vascular development. The project will develop novel transgenic resources using traditional as well as genome editing approaches (CRISPR) to visualise cellular lineages in vascular development and sub-cellular processes that contribute to vascular development. The goal is to expand our capabilities and the resolution of analysis possible in vivo during embryonic vascular development.

The Candidate

  • Both Australian and international applicants are welcome to apply. Candidates should have a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in genetics, developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology or a related discipline. Strong academic performance, the commitment to conduct high quality biological research, and published output will be additional assessment criteria.
Applicants must be eligible to enrol in a PhD with the University of Queensland. For a complete list of the University of Queensland's minimum entry requirements please refer to:

Scholarship and Remuneration

  • Appointment to the position is contingent upon receipt of an APA or IPRS scholarship through one of UQ's scholarship rounds.
  • Prospective students will be provided with assistance to apply for either the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or, for international students, an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS). The current scholarship rate for the APA is AUD$25,392 per annum (2014 rate, indexed annually) tax-free for three years with the possibility of a six month extension in approved circumstances.
  • For further information on scholarships please refer to


Dr Ben Hogan
Co-Division Head, Genomics of Development and Disease Division

P: +61 7 3346 2105
E: [email protected]

Applications are sought for a Bioinformatician to undertake research and provide support towards the maintenance and expansion of the Bioinformatics Infrastructure for the Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank (BCCTB) in a timely and resource efficient manner, as appropriate for the research area. The successful candidate will undertake day-to-day curation, maintenance and administration of an existing generic data management system based on the BioMart technology enabling BCCTB users to mine and integrate published data on breast cancer from multiple different sources into their current research projects. The research will be based in the Centre for Molecular Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Information for academics - Barts Cancer Centre

The successful applicant will have a PhD degree in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology, a solid understanding and significant experience in scripting language such as Perl or Python in a Linux environment. A high level of expertise in the use of relational databases, in particular MySQL, is essential. Experience with data analysis on breast cancer experiments is desirable. Experience with BioMart data management system would also be an advantage.
  • The post is full time from January 2015 until June 2018 in the first instance. Starting salary will be in the range of £35,319 - £41,553 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
  • The Barts Cancer Institute requires that applicants invited for interview will need to provide all certificates to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to
Dr Claude Chelala: +(0)20 7882 3570 or email [email protected]
Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found
Application enquiries can be directed to [email protected]
The Closing date is 23 December 2014. Interviews likely to be held early January 2015.

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#1: Postdoctoral fellow in bioinformatics and genomics @ inStem

A position for a Postdoctoral fellow is available in the area of bioinformatics and genomics. The Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) is a highly collaborative environment and we are seeking an individual who can interface with both wet and dry lab scientists to use profiling technologies to advance our understanding of tissue regeneration and repair.  Consequently, the selected candidate for this position can expect world-class training in integrating the fields of cell biology, molecular biology, animal models, and genomics/proteomics.

The National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) - Bangalore

We are seeking an individual with expertise in analyzing next generation sequencing data, mutation calling in exome seq data, network inference, data integration, and modeling.  Competitive candidates would also have programming experience in scripting languages with perl, C, C++, and R programming.  This position requires a PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics or related fields, and evidence of scientific productivity through publications in international journals.  Motivation to gain an in-depth understanding of biological phenomena is required!  Applications should include a current CV and names of at least three references.  Application packages and inquiries regarding this position can be sent to Dr. Dasaradhi Palakodeti ([email protected] ) or Dr. Colin Jamora ( [email protected]).  Screening of applications will commence immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

#2:Project Positions @ The National Institute of Plant Genome Research

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for filling up the purely temporary positions of one Research Associate (RA) and one Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the DBT Part-B Sub-project-1&2 entitled "Transcriptome and epigenome diversity analysis during seed development for discovery of molecular markers and gene regulatory mechanism in chickpea" of Seed Biology under the supervision of Dr. Mukesh Jain, Scientist, NIPGR.

Research Associate (one post): Emoluments as per DST/DBT norms & as sanctioned in the project

  • Qualification: Candidates having Ph.D. degree (awarded) in Life Sciences/Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics or related field are eligible to apply. Candidates having experience in the area of protein biochemistry, advanced molecular biology and genomics techniques will be preferred. The candidate should have good academic record and relevant research experience as evidenced from published papers in standard refereed journals.

Junior Research Fellow (one post): Emoluments as per DST/DBT norms & as sanctioned in the project

  • Qualification: Candidates having M.Sc. degree or equivalent (with minimum 55% marks) in Life Sciences, Biotechnolgy, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology or any other related field are eligible to apply. The Candidate having computer skills (Linux, Perl, Java, MySQL) and/or experience in NGS and/or advanced molecular biology techniques, will be given preference.
  • The positions are purely temporary and are co-terminus with the project. The initial appointment will be for one year, which can be extended/curtailed on the basis of assessment of the candidate’s performance and discretion of the Competent Authority. NIPGR reserves the right to select the candidate against the above post depending upon the qualification and experience of the candidate. Reservation of post shall be as per Govt. of India norms.
Eligible candidates may apply by sending their complete application in the given format. The attested copies of the certificates and proof of research experience (if any) are to be attached with the hard copy of application. The applications should reach at the address given below within 15 days from the date of advertisement. The envelope must be superscribed by "Application for the Post of RA/JRF in "Seed Biology Project" of Dr. Mukesh Jain, Scientist, NIPGR.
Last date: December 04, 2014
Dr. Mukesh Jain
Staff Scientist
National Institute of Plant Genome Research
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, P.O. Box NO. 10531,
New Delhi - 110067

#3:Senior Research Fellow (Bioinformatics) @ ICAR-IISR

Walk- in- Test cum Interview for the selection of Senior Research Fellow under the scheme “Network Project on High Value Compounds/Phytochemicals” will be held at this Institute as per details indicated below.
Name of the post Senior Research Fellow (Bioinformatics)
Number of posts 2 Nos.
Date of Interview 20-12-2014 at 10.00 AM

Qualifications :

  • Essential: PG in Bioinformatics from Recognised University.
  • Desirable One year experience in Biochemical/Analytical laboratory/Research Institution.

Emoluments :

  • Rs. 16,000/- (Fixed) per month + HRA for first two years and Rs. 18000/- per month + HRA for third year onwards.

Upper age limit :

  • 35 years for Men & 40 years for Women as on date of Interview (Upper Age limits are relaxable for SC,ST and OBC candidates as per Govt. of India norms (at present 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC)

Duration of Project :

  • 31-03-2017 or till the date of closure of the project

Expected duty :

  • Cheminformatics Analysis of Phytochemicals
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#4: Research Associate(TWO) @ NRCSS, Ajmer

A walk-in-interview is scheduled to be held at NRCSS, Ajmer on 03.12.2014 at 11-00AM for the following temporary positions. Interested candidates may attend the interviewwith duly filled Application Form (Enclosed) along with their original certificates and photocopies of certificates to be enclosed along with the Application Form in support of proof of Age/Educational Qualifications, Experience etc with two recent passport size photographs. They should reach this office latest by 10.15 AM.
Name of Project Under various disciplines at Institute
Name of Post Research Associate
No. of Post TWO
Emoluments Rs. 23000/- per Month + HRA (as per rules) for Master Degree holders; OR
Rs. 24000/- per Month + HRA (as per rules) for Doctoral Degree holders
Duration Up to March, 2015 but likely to continue


Discipline Minimum Qualification
Plant Biotechnology/
Bio informatics (one post)
Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics or
Master Degree in Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics from recognized university with two years experience as SRF in recognized Institute.
Plant Breeding &
(one post)
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding & Genetics/ Plant
Breeding or Master Degree in Plant Breeding &
Genetics/ Plant Breeding from recognized
university with two years experience as SRF in
recognized Institute.
  • NOTE:- The candidate with experience on seed spice crops and working knowledge of computers will be preferred.
  • Age limit Maximum 40 years for men and 45 for women as on 03.12.2014
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#5:JRF @ IISER Kolkata

Project– Computational Biology of Riboswitches: Pattern Detection and Comparative Genomics

Qualification :

  • Essential: M.Sc/M.Tech in Bioinformatics/Computer Science/Biology/Biotechnology and other related fields
  • Good programming skills with experience in Python/Perl programming.

  • Desirable: Experience in Bioinformatics projects related to regulatory RNA and phylogenetic analysis. GATE or NET qualification is also desirable and may determine the fellowship amount as stipulated by UGC rules.
  • *Preferences will be given to candidates having publications in the relevant fields.
Appointment will be made initially for one year and extendable up to three years after evaluation.

This is an international project jointly funded by UGC-ISF (Israel Science Foundation). The selected candidate will have the opportunity to spend a total of 4 months (spread over 3 years) visiting the group of the Israeli PI, Dr. Danny Barash, Dept. of Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University, to be trained in structure-based techniques of riboswitch detection. The selected candidate will be required to carry out comparative genomics analysis using phylogenetic and other sequence based methods as well as apply structure-based techniques to analyze RNA. He/she will therefore be able to develop comprehensive skills in both sequence and structure-based methods.

Applications to be sent by email to the following address:

Dr. Supratim Sengupta
Principal Investigator
Department of Physical Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Kolkata
Mohanpur – 741246
Email: [email protected]

Test Your Knowledge of Bioinformatics[right-post]

[fquote]Every year Department of Biotechnology  conduct a DBT-JRF BET examination  for BIOTECHNOLOGY and BIOINFORMATICS students,if you consider both part A and Part B then there is  ~15 to 20 questions which are asked from BIOINFORMATICS,because this year BINC(BINC-2016) is also going to conduct in which BIOINFORMATICS play major role;so for these reasons i have decided to consider all BIOINFORMATICS questions,which was asked in DBT-JRF  (2008-2014) Question papers.For that i have prepared "BIOINFORMATICS QUIZ" which not only help you to do good score in  DBT-JRF BET-2016 but it is also useful in BINC-2016(part A MCQs).I have selected All these questions from DBT-JRF  (2008-2014)Question papers;which are available on DBT Website ([/fquote]

 Points to Remember :

  1. Option which is given in BOLD RED colour is an answer of that question.
  2. If you find out any doubt for particular question or you think that answer which is given is not right; please cross check it with DBT Website ( you can inform me on my email: [email protected]
  3. please send me complete question including all four options and also consider in which option you have doubt and according to you which option should be right and why????....Thanks .

Bioinformatics Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Bioinformatics


syllabus of Bioinformatics in DBT-JRF BET examination

1. Major Bioinformatics Resources:

  • Sequence databases, Gene Expression database: GEO, SAGE, 3D Structure Database: PDB, NDB, Knowledge driven Databases & utility, Pattern Sequence: InterPro, Prosite, Pfam, ProDom, Gene Ontology

2. Database Searches:

  • Keyword-based searches using tools like ENTREZ and SRS Sequence-based searches: BLAST and FASTA

3. Sequence Analysis, Basic concepts:

  • Sequence similarity, identity and similarity, definitions of homologues, orthologues, paralogues, Tandem and Interspersed repeats, repeat finding.

4. Scoring Matrix,

  • Pairwise sequence alignments, Multiple sequence alignments (MSA), Application in Taxonomy and phylogeny, Comparative genomics.

5. Structural Biology:

  • 3-D structure visualization and simulation, Basic concepts in molecular modeling: different types of computer representations of molecules. External coordinates and Internal Coordinates, Molecular Mechanics, Force fields

6. Proteins:

  • Secondary structure elucidation using Peptide bond, phi, psi and chi torsion angles, Ramachandran map, anatomy of proteins – Hierarchical 12organization of protein structure –like CATH,SCOP, FSSP .

7. DNA & RNA secondary and tertiary structures, t-RNA tertiary structure

8. Classification and comparison of protein 3D structures:

  • Secondary structure prediction: Algorithms viz. Chou Fasman, GOR methods,
  • Tertiary Structure prediction: Fundamentals of the methods for 3D structure prediction (sequence
    similarity/identity of target proteins of known structure, fundamental principles of protein folding etc.
  • Homology/comparative Modeling, fold recognition, threading approaches, and ab initio structure prediction methods. CASP. Computational design of Promoters, Proteins & Enzymes.

9. Application in drug design:

  • Chemical databases like NCI /PUBCHEM. Fundamentals of Receptor-ligand interactions.
  • Structure-based drug design: Identification and Analysis of Binding sites and virtual screening
  • Ligand based drug design: Structure Activity Relationship – QSARs & Pharmacophore etc. In silico predictions of drug activity and ADMET.

The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB)
Doctorale Candidate (PhD student) in Disease Modelling/Chemical Biology (m/f)
  • Fixed-term contract 3 years, 40h/week
  • Employee status (start date: as soon as possible)
  • Ref. I1R-BCM-PAU-14BATD
  • Area:neurodegeneration, yeast disease models, zebrafish disease models, chemical biology

Studying at the University of Luxembourg

Your Role

  • Creation of yeast and zebrafish models of Batten disease (also known as juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (JNCL), the most common neurodegenerative disease in children)
  • Phenotyping of these disease models
  • Chemical modifer screens in both yeast and zebrafish models of Batten disease
  • Initial analysis of the mechanism of action of active small molecules

Your Profile

  • Master in Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Bioengineering or a related discipline.
  • Strong background in chemistry and molecular biology, as well as some knowledge in bioinformatics are expected.
  • Previous experience with yeast and/or zebrafish will be considered as important asset(s).
  • Flexible regarding research stays abroad.
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills are required.

We offer

  • Opportunity to participate in the development and integration of the recently created yeast and zebrafish platforms at LCSB.
  • An exciting international research environment.
  • The University offers competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.

Further Information

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Alexander Crawford ([email protected]) or Dr. Carole Linster ([email protected])

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

  • Cover letter (motivation for this position, past research experience and future interests) mentioning the reference number
  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Please apply online until 31st January, 2015.

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A bioinformatician with experience of the analysis of microarray datasets is sought for an exciting project to look at stratifying breast cancer patients to ensure they receive the most appropriate treatments. Building upon previous work, the study will involve integration and meta-analysis of large publicly available and local datasets to develop a clinical test that can be routinely used in the clinic. A first degree in biology, mathematics, computer science or related subjects and a higher degree (MSc, MRes or PhD) and/or relevant experience in bioinformatics with programming skills in R, Python or Perl are required. Previous experience of clinical/cancer studies or permutation-based analysis and high performance computing would be a distinct advantage.
The post is funded by an MRC Confidence in Concepts grant for an initial 6 to 9 months, but could be extended for at least another 12 months for the right candidate to work on related projects at the CRUK centre.Informal enquires to [email protected]

Introduction to the University of Edinburgh

Job Purpose

  • This MRC-funded post will perform permutation-based analysis of published gene expression datasets to establish how many robust molecular subtypes of breast cancer can be identified in order to better stratify patients to ensure they receive the most appropriate treatments.

Main Responsibilities

  • Analyse data generated from laboratory experiments or published datasets based upon research requirements. Monitor progress of experiments, analyse data and advise on the development of future experiments. Collaborate with members of the Applied Bioinformatics of Cancer research group to share and analyse datasets. Manage bioinformatics data archiving
  • Prepare, analyse, collate and interpret data for publication. Present results at scientific meetings and help write manuscripts for publication. Supervision of research students and apply for new research funding in collaboration with PIs
  • Provide assistance and advice in bioinformatics and statistics in support of members of the research team.

Planning and Organising

  • Collaborate with researchers and help guide their work through experimental design and analysis of bioinformatics results
  • Undertake bioinformatic analysis and interpretation of findings relevant to data generated as part of the overall endeavour of the group
  • Learn new skills in keeping with the diversity of the post
  • Undertake manipulations and archive data generated

Problem Solving

  • Solving technical and data analysis problems
  • Finding ways in which the group can work more efficiently, either by the introduction of software or the development of in-house pipelines
  • Ensuring that data and records are of the highest integrity
  • Using bioinformatics applications tailored to researchers needs

Decision Making

  • How to analyse and present bioinformatics information
  • How to set up and implement data management pipelines
  • How to analyse large, complex datasets
  • Prioritisation and allocation of time for different projects.
  • Identify what advice to give researchers, based on the research activity they are undertaking, and what they are trying to achieve, and advising on how to interpret results

Key Contacts/Relationships

  • Head of the research groups and other bioinformaticians and scientists
  • Other researchers in the Edinburgh Cancer Research Unit
  • Computing and bioinformatics staff in the School and in other relevant University establishments
  • Researchers in other centres and institutions out with The University of Edinburgh

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Needed for the Job

  • A first degree in biology, computer science or related subjects and a higher degree (MSc, MRes or PhD) or relevant experience in bioinformatics
  • Relevant experience
  • Experience in the development of bioinformatics applications working with gene based data, SNP data, microarray data and statistics
  • Experience in general bioinformatics and statistics with a background in studying microarrays (methylation arrays, expression arrays, array CGH), SNPs, sequencing, bioinformatics resources e.g. Ensembl, USCS genome browser, etc
  • Experience in programming (e.g. R, Perl, Python, C++, Java) to develop analysis techniques and pipelines for characterising novel datasets
  • Experience of working in a biological laboratory or in a bioinformatics environment
  • Good communication skills, in particular the ability to work productively with scientific researchers
  • Demonstrable organisational and time management skills


  • Work within the Applied Bioinformatics of Cancer research group but interact with other research groups in the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre and beyond, where required


  • The role is grade UE07 and attracts an annual salary of £31,342 to £37,394 for 35 hours each week. Salary is paid monthly by direct transfer to your Bank or Building Society account, normally on the 28th of the month. Salaries for part-time staff are calculated on the full-time scales, pro-rata to the Standard Working Week.
  • This post is available on a fixed term basis, with a working pattern of 35 hours per week for 6-9 months initially.

Pension Scheme

  • This role is grade UE07 and therefore the post holder is automatically included in membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subject to the USS membership criteria, unless they indicate that they choose not to join the Scheme.

For further information please visit our pensions website

Eligibility to Work

  • In accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 the University of Edinburgh, as an employer, has a legal responsibility to prevent illegal working and therefore must check that all employees are entitled to work in the United Kingdom (UK).
  • To do so, the University of Edinburgh requires to see original documents evidencing right to work in the UK before commencement of employment and this is normally carried out at interview. Details will be provided in any letter of invitation to interview.
  • For further information on eligibility to work please visit our eligibility to work website
    In the circumstances where the vacancy does not meet the UKBA advertising, salary and/or qualification level criteria for sponsorship the successful applicant must have the existing right to work in the UK.
  • For applicants interested in sponsorship information is available on our Working in the UK website

Application Procedure

All applicants should apply online by clicking the “apply” button at the foot of this page. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments.
Closing date: 05 December 2014 at 5pm.

Interview date

  • We anticipate interviews will be held in the week commencing [insert date]. You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.
  • The University reserves the right to vary the candidate information or make no appointment at all. Neither in part, nor in whole does this information form part of any contract between the University and any individual.

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MRC studentships (UK and EU applicants who satisfy eligibility requirements)
Each year the MRC funds a number of studentships at the PPU and are awarded for up to a period of 3.5 or 4 years. The first 9 months of 4-year studentships comprise two 4.5-month rotation projects carried out in different research groups, before the final choice of supervisor is made.
We ask potential applicants to note that there are eligibility criteria for these studentships relating to academic qualifications and nationality. However we welcome all applications from UK citizens and EU nationals as they maybe eligible for other sources of funding, see below. Further information regarding eligibility can be found on the main MRC website
The studentship covers University tuition fees and for 2014/15 the tax-free stipend is £20000 per annum, which is joint-funded by the MRC and our commercial fund. Additional benefits of the MRC studentship include reasonable costs of travel to Dundee and an allocation of £2000 to attend conferences and training courses.

External funding sources

  • We also welcome PhD applications from international students as there are studentships available for outstanding applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria for MRC funded studentships.

Project-specific funding

  • Occasionally we advertise projects that are supported by other funding bodies. Details of this type of funding will be attached to the individual projects that apply.

PhD Applications

Please send a CV with contact details of three referees to [email protected], and also include a covering letter indicating which research labs you would like to work in.
  • Please indicate which type of studentship you are applying for a MRC 3.5 or 4 year (includes 2 x 4.5 months of rotation projects) studentship
  • There is no deadline for PhD applications
  • Note that applicants will only be contacted if invited for interview.
  • Professor John Rouse is in charge of student recruitment. He is assisted by Rachel Naismith.

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PhD Studentships at the Babraham Institute
Details of PhD Studentships starting at the Babraham Institute in October 2015 are now available and our Group Leaders welcome informal enquiries.
The aim of our Graduate Programme is to train talented individuals for future roles in science and technology or in the communication and wider application of these disciplines. We provide an environment that provides students with a profound knowledge base in one of our research programmes (Epigenetics, Nuclear Dynamics, Lymphocyte Signalling & Development, Signalling) and aims to sharpen critical abilities through exposure to the discipline of hypothesis-driven research.

The role of the Babraham Research Campus

The Institute is fully equipped for state-of-the-art biological research including: innovative molecular biology, stem cell manipulation and transgenics, epigenetics, next generation sequencing, structural studies on chromatin, real-time laser scanning confocal microscopy, monoclonal antibody production, calcium imaging, fluorescence sorting of cells, gene targeting and knockouts, mouse models of disease, mouse behavioural testing, bioinformatics, computational biology, mass spectrometry for proteomics and lipidomics.
  • PhD studentships can be awarded for up to 3.5 or 4 years respectively. In addition, studentships funded by a range of University of Cambridge funding schemes can be held at the Institute. Students will join a thriving scientific community situated on an attractive parkland campus near Cambridge. Our 60 students are all members of University of Cambridge Colleges and participate fully in University social and academic life.
  • A list of potential projects can be found at:
  • As you will see, the person specification states the minimum knowledge, experience and skills required by the Institute to enable the person to do this job. When you are completing the application form you should remember that it will be used in assessing who should be shortlisted and invited for an interview. Please refer to the person specification and state your reasons for applying for the post, relating your knowledge, experience and skills gained either through work or voluntary activities, to the requirements of the job. If you wish to attach a c.v. or supplementary information please feel free to do so. To ensure no conflict of interest may arise, please indicate on your completed application whether or not you are related to any current member of Institute staff.
  • The Babraham Institute aims to promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. The Babraham Institute welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Criminal records will be taken into account for recruitment purposes only when the conviction is relevant. Unless the nature of the work demands it, you will not be asked to disclose convictions which are 'spent' under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Having an 'unspent' conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).
  • However, all vacancies within our Nursery are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 because the positions entail working with children.
  • The Babraham Institute is continually trying to find ways to reduce its administrative costs, as such we have made the decision not to write to those candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. Therefore, please be aware that if you have not heard from us within one month of the closing date, you can assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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On behalf of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) is coordinating a scheme of practical industrial training for B.Tech./ B.E./ M.Sc./ M.Tech./ Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics and BINC qualified students. The students are placed for training in Bioinformatics & Biotechnology companies willing to impart practical training to these candidates. The training is for a period of six months during which every trainee is paid a stipend of Rs. 8000/- per month. The company is also paid a bench fee to cover expenses towards training. This programme is mutually beneficial to the students and companies as it provides industrial exposure to the students and an opportunity for industry to select prospective manpower. This programme is advantageous for the companies as it gives them an opportunity to assess the performance of the trainees and subject to availability, suitable trainees could be considered for placement.

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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Bioinformatics at the Faculty of Engineering and Science.
The University of Agder (UiA) invites applications for a full-time fixed-term appointment as Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Bioinformatics at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Natural Sciences for a period of two years. The position will mainly be located in Kristiansand, Norway. However, the appointee may be required to stay for a period at the Institute of Marine Research, Flødevigen (IMR). The preferred start date is 1 May 2015 (negotiable with the department).

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  • The marine group at the Department of Natural Sciences includes 4 professors, 4 associate professors one Post-doc and currently three PhD fellows are associated. The post-doctoral fellow will also benefit from the Center for Coastal Research (CCR), recently established in cooperation with University of Oslo, Institute of Marine Research, GRID-Arendal, NIVA, Telemark University College (
The postdoctoral-fellow will primarily work in an ongoing international project entitled “Adaptation or plasticity as response to large scale translocations and harvesting over a climatic gradient in the marine ecosystem?” funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) under the Havkyst programme. This project aims at improving our understanding of adaptive process in marine fish in response to human and climatic stressors. During its development, large datasets will be generated by means of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) approaches, focusing the analysis on Rads and transcriptomics data. The candidate will also have the opportunity to get involved in other ongoing projects at CCR as well as to develop own initiatives.
  • The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to take part in a binding cooperation with the research group and contribute to an active research environment that will give opportunities for personal and professional development. The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused, and independent manner. During the assessment process emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ PhD work, examination results as well as any other previous research and development work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.
  • The successful candidate should hold a PhD in bioinformatics, computer science or a closely related field. Applicants with a PhD in marine genomics and strong computational skills or a PhD in medical science and experience in NGS data analysis are also welcome. The qualified candidate should have experience with the major techniques in Bioinformatics. In addition, he/she will be familiar with Linux/Unix systems as well as programming in script-based language, e.g. Python and/or Perl. Teaching experience from college or university level is an advantage as some teaching tasks may be expected.
  • Information about the appointment criteria for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the Post of Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident, available for downloadhere.
  • The Norwegian public service is committed to reflect the diversity of society and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability.
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and with permission from the applicant the University will also conduct a reference check before appointment.
  • Appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service.
The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, scale 24, salary grade 57 -72 (NOK 482.800-639.500). A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions. For information on salary grades, see here.
  • Applicants are asked to submit their application and CV online. Please use the link “Send application”.
The following documentation should be submitted online.
  • Diplomas, transcripts and letters of reference
  • Complete list of scientific publications
  • A description of research interests, background for the problem that the applicant wishes to study and its relevance for the above mentioned project
In addition, the following documents in three hard copies should be submitted to University of Agder, c/o HR Department, att. HR-adviser Richard Lislevand, Post Box 422, NO-4604 Kristiansand, Norway, quoting “Ref. no. 108/14”:
  • Doctoral dissertation
  • A maximum of ten (10) scholarly and other relevant publications which the applicant wishes to include for assessment
The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation in a sufficient number of copies within the closing date. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.
The application and all other information must be submitted, preferably in English, but even Norwegian, Danish or Swedish will be accepted.
  • Closing date: 20.12.14.
Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Enrique Blanco Gonzalez, phone +47 454 96 531, e-mail: [email protected], or Personell Adviser Anne Bergit Jørgensen, +47 38 14 11 40, e-mail: [email protected].
For more information on working at UiA, see here.
  • In accordance with §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the intention to exercise this right.

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