Bioinformatics Researcher - AR1820SB
Vacancy Description
School of Biology, Salary: £31,656 per annum, Start: 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term for 15 months
This an exciting opportunity to join a team of scientists using next generation sequencing (NGS) data for the detection of viral diseases in agricultural crops. All types of crops are susceptible to virus infection, and they contribute to large economic losses for farmers and threaten global food security. We have been awarded a BBRSC (UK) grant to develop a bioinformatics tool to produce a viral index in an accelerated timeframe for diagnostic purposes, with applications in plant health and quarantine procedures.

This is a BBSRC funded position joint between the University of St Andrews and the James Hutton Institute in Dundee. This is a fixed term appointment based in Dundee for 15 months available from 1 September 2016.

Please contact Dr Sue Jones (sue.jones@hutton.ac.uk)  or Professor Lesley Torrance (lesley.torrance@hutton.ac.uk) for further information.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.  

Please quote ref:  AR1820SB

Closing Date:  22 August 2016

Further Particulars: 
AR1820SB FPs.pdf

School of Biology
Salary: £31,656 per annum
Start: 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed term for 15 months