Queen Mary University of London Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology

United Kingdom


Department: Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology, William Harvey Research Institute
Salary: £47,325 - £52,833 (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL20530
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 13-Jan-2020
Closing date: 12-Feb-2020



Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology
The William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI).
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Queen Mary University of London.

Bioinformatician (Grade 6) £47,325 - £52,833

The Centre for Experimental Medicine & Rheumatology (EMR) at the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI), Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) opened in May 2007 and is led by Professor Costantino Pitzalis. EMR rapidly became a leading national and international rheumatology centre of excellence and in 2012 it was awarded the status of Arthritis Research UK Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre. The Centre is focused on the development of innovative therapeutic and diagnostic approaches to inflammatory arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune diseases including Sjogren’s syndrome and SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus). The emphasis is on translational research by combining strengths and expertise of basic and clinician scientists working together.

We are seeking to appoint a Bioinformatician to join an integrated, multidisciplinary research team of Scientists and Clinicians, led by Professor Costantino Pitzalis, focused on Inflammation and Rheumatology research at the William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) and partner institutions on our picturesque Charterhouse Square campus. The appointed candidate in the role of Bioinformatician will work closely with the WHRI Centre for Translational Bioinformatics team led by Professor Michael Barnes.

The successful candidate will perform bioinformatic analysis of multi-omic data including bulk and single cell RNA-seq, genetic, epigenetic, proteomic, serological and CyTOF flow cytometric data from clinical trials within the EMR to discover biomarkers for patient stratification. The position would particularly suit an ambitious early career researcher with an interest in the application of complex bioinformatic analysis and machine learning to genomic medicine in the context of personalized medicine clinical trials.

This is a full-time (35 hours per week) fixed-term appointment for 24 months.  Salary will be in the range of £47,325 - £52,833 per annum (including London Allowance).  Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme, interest-free season ticket loan and family friendly working.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries about this posts are welcome and can be made to Dr Myles Lewis ( or +44 20 7882 3305. Details about the William Harvey Research Institute can be found on 

Application enquiries should be directed to To apply, please visit the QMUL Jobs website on and search for reference QMUL20530.

The closing date for the applications is 11.59pm on 12th February 2020. 

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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