Bioinformatics Post-doc - C. elegans chromatin biology

We are seeking a talented and motivated bioinformatics post-doctoral research associate to investigate genome organisation and gene expression in the group of Professor Julie Ahringer. Our research programme uses a variety of high throughput sequencing data (e.g, ChIP-seq, Hi-C, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq) and other genome-wide data types to study local and large-scale chromatin regulation. The successful applicant will work collaboratively within our lively research laboratory to analyse new and existing data, which would include the development of new methods.

The successful applicant should have a PhD in a relevant subject, a sound understanding of molecular biology, and a desire to work on cutting edge aspects of gene regulation. Experience in scientific programming and the analysis of Illumina sequencing data, a working knowledge of statistics, and a publication track record in bioinformatics are essential.

The Gurdon Institute is located in the heart of the city of Cambridge, and is part of the University’s School of Biological Sciences. It is a world-renowned centre in developmental and cellular biology and cancer research. Supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, it benefits from state-of-the-art facilities including bioinformatics, media preparation and animal husbandry. It provides the best atmosphere for research and a vibrant environment that facilitates the interactions and collaborations between scientists within the Centre and within Cambridge. Its postdoc association encourages scientific and social interactions and provides career development and teaching opportunities.

For informal enquiries, contact Julie Ahringer (
Funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working, funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.