Research Associate (Bioinformatician)

February 9, 2024

Job Description

Job title: Research Associate (Bioinformatician)

Company: Cardiff University

Job description: We are looking for an enthusiastic bioinformatician Research Associate to join Professor Julie Williams’ team in the UK Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff, School of Medicine.

The UK Dementia Research Institute is a joint £290 million investment into dementia research funded by the Medical Research Council, alongside founding charity partners, the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK. It is one of seven UK centres bringing collectively world-prominent scientists to deliver a step-change in the scientific knowledge of dementia, generating new targets for drug development, reinvigorating the therapeutic pipeline and helping to transform care. Our strategy is to build upon research strengths in dementia genetics, immunology, computational analytics, cellular and whole system modelling and neuroimaging to identify disease mechanisms and therapies for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntingdon’s disease and other dementias.

In this role, you will:

  • Undertake a range of genetic and genomic analyses to identify associations with Alzheimer’s disease and relevant phenotypes
  • Test for differences between those with high and low polygenic scores using a broad range of disease-relevant assays in a variety of models, including induced pluripotent stem cells, animal models and chimeras

Contact us if you have:

  • experience within data science, bioinformatics, computational biology or proteomics
  • experience writing code in object-oriented programming languages (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB).

This post is full-time (35 hours per week), is fixed term until 31st January 2027 and is available immediately.

Salary: £39,347 – £44,263 per annum (Grade 6). Appointments to roles at Cardiff University are usually made at bottom of scale unless in exceptional circumstances.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Professor Julie Williams ( )

The majority of roles at Cardiff University are currently operating under “blended working” arrangements, with staff having the flexibility to work partly from home and partly from the University campus depending on specific business requirements. Discussions around these arrangements can take place after the successful candidate has been appointed.

Cardiff University offers many excellent benefits, 45 days annual leave (incl bank holidays), local pension scheme, a cycle to work scheme and other travel initiatives, annual increments within the pay scale, and more. It is an exciting and vibrant place to work, with many different challenges and is a proud Living Wage supporter.

Closing date: 16 February 2024

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at:

£39,347 to £44,263 per annum (Grade 6)

Expected salary: £39347 – 44263 per year

Location: Cardiff

Job date: Sun, 21 Jan 2024 04:13:29 GMT

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