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Bioinformatician (Ding Group)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Bioinformatician to join the Ding Group at the John Innes Centre.

About the John Innes Centre

The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology. We nurture a creative, curiosity led approach to answering fundamental questions in bioscience, and translate that knowledge into societal benefits.

Our employees enjoy access to state-of-the-art technology and a diverse range of specialist training opportunities, including support for leadership and management. Click here to find out more about working at the John Innes Centre.

About the Ding Group

The Ding lab investigates the role of RNA structure in the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression including translation, polyadenylation, RNA splicing, RNA stability and RNA processing. They are also exploring how RNA structure alters in response to environmental changes. They are developing new experimental and analytical approaches for revealing RNA structure and RNA-protein interactions. The lab utilises multidisciplinary knowledge and approaches in areas of nucleic acid chemistry, RNA biology and bioinformatics.

The role

Working as part of a team led by Dr Yiliang Ding, you will study the role of RNA structure in the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression.

The successful candidate will join a team at JIC working on the Big Data Mining of the genome-wide in vivo RNA structure study and develop AI-based methods in linking RNA structure features with functional data. They will perform deep sequencing data analysis and feature extraction from large-scale RNA structure transcriptome dataset. They will be highly involved in the novel algorithmic/mathematical method development. They will also establish novel bioinformatics analysis pipelines for newly collected transcriptome data.

The ideal candidate

The successful applicant will have an excellent Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Bioinformatics background. Extensive experience in genomic data analysis and data mining are desirable but not essential. The John Innes Centre is a world-class institute and is looking to appoint an exceptional and highly motivated candidate who has or expects to soon receive a PhD in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology. The post holder will get the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge by excellent training opportunities in the fields of Big Data Mining and RNA biology.

Additional information

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1003991.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

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