[Jobs] 9 month position available, bioinformatician/computational scientist at Natural History Museum, London (fwd)

michael lush mjlush at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 15:24:15 BST 2011

This got sent round the internal email at work,  the pay is not exactly vast but
I would love to work at the Natural History Museum

Post:               Research Associate BBSRC Amplicons
Salary:            £28,022 per annum plus benefits
Contract  :       9 months fixed term appointment
Closing date:   3 October 2011

The Natural History Museum is one of the world's leading museums,
internationally recognised for its dual role as a centre of excellence
in scientific research and as a leader in the presentation of natural
history through exhibitions, public programmes, publications and the

We are looking for an experienced team player to develop a
bioinformatics pipeline to accurately assemble next generation
sequence data from long PCRs into reliable contigs. A research
associate is required to develop, test, and use methods for assembly
of next generation sequencing (NGS) data.  Methods would be developed
with pooled simulated sequence data from many similar templates, and
these methods would be used to assemble NGS data from several
technologies (454 GLS Flx, Illumina, Ion Torrent) from multiplexed
amplicon samples.

Candidates should have bioinformatic skills including facility in
Perl/BioPerl or Python/Biopython, automated data handling, knowledge
of basic molecular biology, experience with NGS denovo assembly. A
record of published bioinformatics/computational biology peer reviewed
articles and a PhD in life sciences or computational biology (or
equivalent experience in a bioinformatic role) is also essential for
this post.

As part of a discrete BBSRC funded project, the successful candidate
will work for 5 months funded by the NHM and 4 further months funded
by the BBSRC; 9 month total contract at a salary rate of £28,022 per
annum. The position is full-time (41 h per week), available
immediately and will terminate no later than 31 July 2012.

For a full job description and to apply online please visit the
Natural History Museum website at www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs

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