Job opportunities in the Centre

The University of Birmingham has committed to create world-leading bioinformatics capacity and expertise with the creation of three prestigious bioinformatics chair-level positions.

The Bioinformatics Chairs are supported by a dedicated and creative team of bioinformatics research fellows, IT and administrative support staff. The CCB team works closely, drawing from their individual strengths and areas of interest to create a well-rounded knowledge base. The CCB team collaborates with University and external researchers, supporting them in their work. The CCB team has built strong links with bioinformaticians and related academics across the University, forming a network of working relationships, and building the CCB Community.

The CCB is a dynamic centre; with new opportunities at all levels. We are currently looking to fill roles directly supporting the Chairs, as well as in teaching, research, bioinformatics, and administration.

If you’re interested in bringing your expertise to the CCB team, please send us an email.

Current Vacancies

CRUK Bioinformatician

The Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Birmingham Centre will be funded from 1st April 2017 for 5 years alongside the Birmingham Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC).

The CRUK Birmingham Centre Bioinformatician will take overall responsibility for leading the development and dissemination of high quality, cutting edge bioinformatic/computational biology methods within the CRUK Birmingham Centre, and application of these to CRUK Birmingham Centre workstreams. The role will be affiliated to the Centre for Computational Biology (CCB), a cross-college initiative combining multiple disciplines across the University and its partners to maximise the analysis and application of Big Data, focusing on Development, Application, and Training.

The postholder will be expected to employ and lead development of relevant statistical, mathematical and computational tools, including use of system-wide studies of biological processes, applying these to complex biological data, to detect patterns and generate hypotheses that feed back into new experiments. Analyses may relate to large-scale genetic, transcriptomic, epigenetic, immunonomic, or clinical datasets (eg genomic, gene expression (RNA seq), ChIPSeq, and DNase (ATAC)-Seq, among other approaches). These efforts will be central to development of workstreams in each of the CRUK Birmingham Centre’s three scientific themes of Genomics, Immunology and Virology, and will also be key to progression of disease-focussed projects. For further details about the post and how to apply..