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Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow – Mathematical Modeller / Bioinformatician

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Fixed Term: This position is available until 31 August 2023 in the first instance as Maternity Cover.

The salary range will be Grade 7 £36,770 – £44,388 per annum or Grade 8 £45,610 – £53,757 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated computational biology postdoctoral Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow with expertise in molecular evolution, mathematical modelling, population biology, genetics and/or virology to join the research group of Professors Judy Breuer and Richard Goldstein at the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health at UCL, within the Section of Infection Immunology and Inflammation ( The post will be part of a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award together with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of North Carolina and the University of Liverpool examining the factors that lead to the emergence of new pandemic norovirus variants.

Norovirus is the commonest cause of gastrointestinal distress in the UK and worldwide and the cause of over 200,000 deaths every year, predominantly babies in developing countries. A new pandemic strain arises on average every 2-5 years from an unknown source, hampering efforts to develop effective vaccines. This position involves working as part of a multidisciplinary consortium investigating epidemic and pandemic norovirus spread through a wide range of experimental and computational approaches including whole genome sequencing, environmental, patient, and community surveillance, biochemistry and immunology of biological and genetically manipulated samples and epidemiological modelling.

The successful candidate will be part of the Breuer Goldstein research group and will join an international and highly collaborative environment within the Pathogen Genomics Group, comprising another 6 computational postdocs working on the evolutionary genomics of SARS-CoV-2, CMV, EBV and norovirus and a Henry Wellcome Fellow working on development of new metagenomic computational methods.  In addition, he/she will be able to collaborate with the community of bioinformaticians and computational biologists within UCL Genomics and ICH. Candidates will be expected to help supervise the day-to-day activity of a current PhD student working on the grant.

This position is available until 31 August 2023 in the first instance as Maternity Cover.

Candidates should have strong programming skills with a PhD in bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, mathematical modelling, computational biology, statistics or related genomic disciplines and should have prior experience with next-generation sequencing data, translational bioinformatics, data mining of large-scale genomic datasets and databases. Essential for grade 8: proven track record of publishing papers in high-quality peer reviewed journals. Experience of the grant application process. Prior involvement in the submission of funding proposals. Experience of managing other members of the group.

Informal inquires can be sent to Professor Judith Breuer [email protected] or Professor Richard Goldstein, [email protected].

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Madhur Sharma on [email protected] quoting job reference.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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