Postdoctoral Researcher – Microbiome Bioinformatics and Metagenomics Salary: Closing Date: 26/05/2023 Reference: 011R2023

University of East London


Docklands Campus

Post Type: 

Full Time

Closing Date:

Friday 26 May 2023



University of East London

We’re the University of East London (UEL) founded in 1898 and proud to change lives though education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

But we can’t achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We’re an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.

About the Job

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in shotgun metagenomics, microbial bioinformatics, and molecular biology techniques to join our team.

You will join a small team of scientists working on tick-borne diseases. Your role will be to address the microbiome of an understudied tick, Ornithodoros savignyi in part by interrogation of existing data, but also using newly generated data. We wish to explore the broad sweep approach with further targeted molecular studies for potential pathogens detected within the tick microbiome using targeted PCR approaches. We are looking for someone to start immediately until the 31st of July 2023 initially, with the possibility of extension beyond this initial phase.

About You

You are a self-motivated scientist with outstanding academic qualifications, superb interpersonal and written communication skills, and enthusiasm to engage with a friendly and collaborative team.

You are skilled in biological data analysis and comfortable working with a mixture of molecular biology, microbiology, and microbial bioinformatics techniques. You should have experience analysing metagenomics or metabolomics data.

You should be familiar with the use of nucleotide sequence data repositories and community metadata standards used in microbiological research.

Key Qualifications:

· Doctoral degree in microbiology, molecular biology, ecology, bioinformatics, computational biology, or other relevant fields.

· Strong record of scientific communication and publications

· Excellent interpersonal communication, teamwork and organizational skills

· English language proficiency (written and spoken)

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and commit to success, we want you to apply today!

To apply, please email your CV to: Prof. Sally Cutler – [email protected].

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