Closing date: 15 July 2017
The primary purpose of this post is to develop and establish a research programme in single cell computational biology with a particular focus on cancer and the utility of state-of-the-art statistical machine learning techniques. This is an exciting opportunity for an early career researcher to establish an independent career with encouragement and support from a wide body of senior colleagues. It is ideally suited for those seeking a first postdoctoral position.
The research fellow will work with selected collaborators drawn from the large base of internationally recognised biomedical research expertise from across the portfolio of the University of Birmingham and associated Hospital Trusts to design and implement computational statistical methodologies that will advance our understanding of human disease and fundamental biology. There will be a particular focus on single cell perturbation biology using CRISPR genome editing techniques.
The research fellow will work in collaboration with the cancer genomics laboratory led by Dr Andrew Beggs who has recently established a single cell experimental programme. The Genomics Facility at the University of Birmingham has access to state-of-the-art sequencing and single cell platforms from Fluidigm and 10X Genomics. The fellow will play a leading role in the continued work of the group in single cell computational biology. Substantial guidance and mentoring from colleagues will enable the research fellow to develop a strong track record that will enable them to be competitive for individual research fellowship funding by the end of the appointment.
For a complete job description and application details, see the University of Birmingham e-jobs site.
Informal enquiries to .
For further information on the Beggs Lab.
A new Masters programme in Bioinformatics will be starting in Autumn 2017 at the Centre for Computational Biology. For more details, see the main webpage for the MSc in Bioinformatics.
If you are interested in pursuing doctoral studies within the group in statistics, computational biology or bioinformatics then the following application routes may also be suitable:
Fulbright-University of Birmingham Award (for US citizens)
Hong Kong Postgraduate Scholarship (for Masters degrees)
The Birmingham Li Siguang (李四光) PhD Scholarship (for Chinese applicants only)
The University of Birmingham is also a member of the Universitas 21 Joint-PhD scheme and the group has specific links to research groups at the University of Melbourne, University of British Columbia and the National University of Singapore.
The Group Leader is happy to discuss with potential applicants before they make their formal applications.
Self-funding students should contact the Group Leader directly.