Research Associate

Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£33,797 - £38,017 per annum
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Closes
Nov 13, 2020
Ref
147693
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
We are hiring a Research Associate (RA) in bioinformatics as part of an inter-disciplinary project on the origin of eukaryotic cells. The RA will use phylogenomics, comparative genomics and relevant palaeobiological methods to investigate the provenance of prokaryotic genes in eukaryotes and the timing of their integration into the nascent eukaryotic lineage. The RA will be based in the Molecular Palaeobiology group (Schools of Biological Sciences and Earth Sciences) at the University of Bristol, where they will work closely with a supervisory team comprising Dr. Tom Williams, Prof. Phil Donoghue FRS and Prof. Davide Pisani.

The project is highly collaborative and inter-disciplinary, both among fields (palaeobiology, phylogenetics, method development) and among countries/cultures, with team members in Bristol, Budapest (Dr. Gergely Szöllősi) and Den Helder (Dr. Anja Spang). More broadly, the project is part of a larger global initiative on the origin of eukaryotes funded jointly by the Simons and Moore Foundations, and the RA will present their work at regular meetings of the entire consoritum. The successful candidate will be a good team player, able to interact productively with people possessing different skills and perspectives to move the project forward. They will also be highly motivated to learn new skills and techniques throughout the project, as required by the adventurous nature of the work.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Tom Williams, tom.a.williams@bristol.ac.uk.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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