Research Associate in Bioinformatics, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
University of Cambridge

Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Department/Location: Department of Psychiatry

Applications are invited for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Associate funded as part of the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre to provide bioinformatics and biostatistics analysis of immunological data for research studies in psychiatry.

The Department has several research projects ongoing that are collecting detailed immunological measurements including multiplex proteomics, flow cytometry and RNA transcripts on blood and cerebrospinal fluid from patients with depression, psychosis and other mental health disorders. This innovative and inter-disciplinary work is funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council with support from partners in the pharmaceutical industry. This role is designed to provide technical expertise and leadership in analysis of these large and complex datasets, and to originate new analytic tools as appropriate, to understand the links between the immune system, brain function and behaviour.

The post will be based at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, reporting to Professor Ed Bullmore, Department of Psychiatry (, and will also be embedded in the specialist bioinformatics/biostatistics research group of Dr Leonardo Bottolo, in the Department of Medicine ( and the Alan Turing Institute (, with close links to Professor Sylvia Richardson and colleagues in the MRC Biostatistics Unit (

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) in bioinformatics or biostatistics. Specialist knowledge and prior experience of using bioinformatics tools for analysis of immunological datasets would be advantageous.

The post will be appointed at the appropriate point on the University of Cambridge's research associate salary scale, depending on the seniority of the successful candidate.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Mrs Karen Gipp (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.