Assistant Bioinformatician - AR2633SB
School of Medicine
Vacancy Description
School of Medicine, Sir James Mackenzie Institute of Early Diagnosis, Salary: £27,924 - £33,309 per annum, Start: As soon as possible, Fixed term for 3 years in the first instance

Applications are sought for an Assistant Bioinformatician to work within the Sir James Mackenzie Institute of Early Diagnosis; an interdisciplinary research collaboration, capitalising on internationally respected basic and applied research in a range of disciplines.   It offers an inspiring and supportive environment committed to fostering ideas, sharing of knowledge and skills around earlier diagnosis of human disease.  The Mackenzie Institute draws from existing expertise in early diagnosis that is distributed across disciplines, including Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography & Sustainable Development, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Physics & Astronomy and Psychology & Neuroscience.


The role holder will contribute to analysis of large datasets and provide reports on the findings. 


The post is available for 3 years in the first instance starting as soon as possible and will be based in the School of Medicine.  


Further details of the Institute can be found at or by contacting Prof Peter Donnelly ( or Dr Peter Thorpe ( – noting that the University is closed from 24 December to 5 January.  


Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in research posts at the University. 


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online:


Please quote ref: AR2633SB


Closing Date: 17 January 2022


Interview Date: 1 February 2022


Further Particulars: AR2633SB FPs.doc


School of Medicine

Sir James Mackenzie Institute of Early Diagnosis

Salary: £27,924 - £33,309 per annum

Start: As soon as possible

Fixed term for 3 years in the first instance