Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

University Of Cambridge is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a postdoc position. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. Applicants should apply before September 26, 2018.

We are looking for a Research Assistant to help maintain and develop further our existing computational genetics, genomics and phenotyping infrastructure and databases.

The ideal candidate has a background in computational genomics, computer science, software engineering or related disciplines with an MSc or significant equivalent experience. An excellent working knowledge of bash scripting, Python and Java are essential. Experience with the distributed data processing framework Apache Hadoop, in particular HBase, MapReduce and Spark, is required. Good knowledge of R/Bioconductor is strongly desired for visualisation and analysis purposes. The candidate will ideally have experience using highperformance computing clusters. A systematic and rigorous approach to work and an ability to work to targets both independently and within a team environment are essential.

The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary team of quantitative scientists, bioinformaticians and clinician scientists and be based at the NHS Blood and Transplant premises on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus in Cambridge, UK.

Informal enquiries about the posts may be addressed to Dr Stefan Grf at

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RC16747 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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