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Position: Bioinformatics Engineer

Location : The Comparative Bioinformatics Laboratory (CBL), Barcelona, Spain

Deadline for applications : unknown.

Description :

The Comparative Bioinformatics Laboratory (CBL) is looking for a bioinformatics engineer. The CBL is staffed with about 10 researchers and headed by Cédric Notredame. It is part of the bioinformatics and genomics department of the CRG (, one of the leading biological research institutes in Spain. The main focus of the CBL is the development of novel multiple comparison algorithms for biological sequences (Protein, nucleic acids and entire genomes). The main duties of the candidate will be to help setting up and maintaining the research framework of the laboratory in collaboration with the other researchers of the group. This will involve: coordinating purchases and anticipating the needs of the group in collaboration with the IT department, installing and maintaining computational resources (databases, bioinformatics software). The scientific aspect of the job will involve developing computational web servers for the software produced and maintained by the group. Depending on his interests, the candidate may also provide some support to ongoing research projects. The candidate is expected to have a strong background in computational biology, an interest in computational hardware and a solid experience in dealing with bioinformatics resources, with a preference for genomic data. The candidate should be familiar with the LINUX operating system, with scripting languages (Perl, Python) and web development tools (Apache, ajax, soap) The working language of the CRG is English and the candidate is expected to be fluent in this language. Practical knowledge of Spanish or Catalan is not required, but the candidate will be encouraged to acquire any of these two languages through some of the free training courses provided by the CRG.

Contact: Please send CV + Letter to Relevant links: CRG: PROJECTS:, - CBL:


Position: Research Assistant in Bioinformatics

Location : The University of Manchester, School of Computer Science, Manchester, United Kingdom

Deadline for applications : September 14, 2008.

Description :

The myGrid project ( and Open Middleware Infrastructure Institute ( are seeking a bioinformatician to strengthen their research and development into open computing platforms for Life Scientists. The successful candidate will contribute to the design and content of a number of e-laboratories using the Taverna and myExperiment systems by designing and deploying workflows, metadata and web services; and training bioinformaticians on the use of Web 2.0 and workflow technologies in Science. Applicants should have strong experience in Bioinformatics, in particular the design and development of data-centric workflows for a range of bioinformatics task, preferably with experience of the Taverna Workflow Workbench. The post is available for a period of 12 months in the first instance. Salary £25,135 p.a.

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Position: Bioinformatician - Tomato Genome Project

Location : Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Deadline for applications : September 21, 2008.

Description :

Salary: £25,310 - £36,880 per annum Imperial College is ranked the fifth best university in the world (Times Higher QS World University Rankings 2007) The Centre for Bioinformatics seeks a bioinformatician to join the EU-SOL project to improve and consolidate the sequence annotation of the Tomato genome. As part of a community effort, the postholder will be expected to provide curation and quality control of gene models, participate in setting up and running a distributed automated functional annotation network and the production of a standards document for naming conventions, ontologies, data formats and manual annotation procedures. The successful candidate will be a postdoctoral scientist with direct experience of hands-on genome annotation, programming in Perl or equivalent scripting language and knowledge of Solanaceae or other plant genomes. Applicants should have sound understanding of the principles of eukaryotic genome annotation, experience working on a large-scale genome project, and a PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience. Further details and an application form can be obtained from the college employment website:

Candidates should submit a completed application form with a curriculum vitae to:  or post to Dr Louise English at Imperial College London, Division of Molecular Biosciences, South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2AZ.

Closing date: 21 September 2008


Position: Postdoctoral Position in Systems Biology

Location : Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Deadline for applications : September 21, 2008.

Description :

The aim of the project is to develop and apply novel statistical tools for the analysis of biological signalling and regulatory networks in /Neisseria /species in close collaboration with Nigel Saunders (Oxford University). Both graphical models, in particular Bayesian Networks and differential equation modelling approaches will be studied, and employed in order to infer these networks from expression data. This work will involve the development of advanced statistical techniques for the analysis of dynamical systems such as model selection, multi-model inference and Bayesian model averaging, and require familiarity with the analysis of biological expression data. Familiarity with advanced statistical tools and dynamical systems is desirable; experience with computer programming (e.g. C, C++, Java, Python, and R) in a biological context is essential. This position is available immediately for 3 years with a starting salary in the range of £29,000 - £34,000 depending on the experience. The successful candidate should hold a PhD in statistics, physics, mathematics or computational biology and have demonstrated experience in interdisciplinary research. You will be joining a dynamic, international, multidisciplinary research group located within the South Kensington campus.

For initial enquiries, please contact Professor. Michael Stumpf ( ), +44 (0) 20 7594 5114,