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.


We are currently recruiting for the following roles:


Research Fellow (Data Science)

The groups of Professors Constanze Bonifer and Jean-Baptiste Cazier are seeking a highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral position to work in the area of modelling cell fate decisions and gene expression control in the haemopoietic system - applying data science to a biological problem. Funded by the BBSRC, this project focuses on the role of signalling in the development of an active chromatin structure in development, using embryonic stem cell differentiation as a model. See for example: (Goode et al., Dev. Cell.2016 ; Bonifer and Cockerill, Experimental Hematology 2017).

Closing date: 26th March 2020, interviews via Skype on 8th April 2020


Research Fellow (Health Data Scientist)

Working with Professor George Gkoutos' team, this is an exciting and unique opportunity for an ambitious PhD graduate or post-doctoral data scientist with the ability and confidence to lead the analysis and integration of a variety of data types. The post holder will have a background in mathematical, statistical, multimodal data and experience in visualisations. The successful candidate will have a sound background in machine learning, artificial neural network architecture design and their applications for addressing a variety of challenges in health data found in clinical and biomedical environments. 


Closing date: 12th April 2020, interviews via Skype on 20th April 2020



For queries relating to the above roles, please contact Alice Holland, CCB Centre Manager,