Bioinformatician, Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition (IMS211A)

Applications are invited for an exciting post within our bioinformatics team at the Centre for Genome Enabled Biology and Medicine (CGEBM) at the University of Aberdeen. 

School/Section: Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
Division: Institute of Medical Sciences
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £41,526 - £49,552
Ref No: IMS211A
Closing Date: 01-JUL-2021


Job Description

More information on CGEBM is available via the embedded link. CGEBM provides genomics support across the breadth of life sciences research in Aberdeen. Genomics, and in particular next generation sequencing, is revolutionising the speed and complexity of biological analyses and plays an increasingly important role in work spanning many disciplines from ecology to translational medicine to bioengineering. You will work in the CGEBM to provide expert bioinformatics provision to genomics research at the University of Aberdeen and to support our teaching, training and public engagement activities. Our work spans broad fields including ecology, nutrition, disease biology, developmental biology, immunology, novel therapeutics, agriculture, aquaculture and sustainable biofuels. You will work alongside colleagues in bioinformatics, statistics, data management and IT as well as laboratory staff to deliver outputs in our collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavours with our colleagues in biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry and engineering. 

The successful candidate will have a postgraduate degree, in bioinformatics or equivalent, and experience in biological research.  Strong programming skills (in a language such as Python, Perl, Java, C, or C++), a thorough knowledge of shell scripting, and experience in genomic data analysis and statistics are required. Previous experience of next generation sequencing data analysis is essential and experience of other types of high-density datasets would be advantageous.


Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 scale (£41,526 - £49,552 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience. This appointment will be made subject to the usual terms and conditions of employment of the University.


Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Elaina Collie-Duguid (


Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Reid, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

To apply online for this position visit

Job Reference Number: IMS211A

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 01 July 2021.



The University of Aberdeen embrace a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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