Research Associate in Bioinformatics, King’s College London, UK

Research Associate in Mechanobiology at King's College London

Research Associate in Bioinformatics: King’s College London is seeking two highly motivated Postdoctoral Bioinformaticians to join a collaborative research programme focused on identifying and validating potential targets for treatments for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) through comprehensive genomic research. This full-time post offers a fixed-term contract until 30/04/2026, with a salary range of £43,205 – £50,585 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Designation: Research Associate

Research Area: Bioinformatics, Genomics, Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

Location: Denmark Hill Campus, King’s College London


  • Essential criteria:
    1. PhD qualified in a relevant subject area (or pending results), e.g., bioinformatics, life sciences, biotechnology, biophysics, etc.
    2. Up-to-date knowledge of NGS (DNA and RNA-seq) pipelines.
    3. Programming in at least one language (Python, Java, Bash, Perl, R).
    4. Proficient in Unix-based systems.
    5. Publication records commensurate with grade.
    6. Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
    7. Excellent communication (written & verbal) skills.
    8. Biomedical research experience.
  • Desirable criteria:
    1. Up-to-date knowledge of machine learning methods applied to clinical or omics data.
    2. Research experience in Neuroscience.
    3. Experience in grant writing.
    4. Experience in supervising staff and PhD students.

Job Description: The successful candidates will join a team of neuroscientists and computational experts at the King’s MND Care and Research Centre. They will have a leading role in developing computational analysis methods and analysing large-scale multi-omics datasets comprising thousands of samples. The role involves close collaboration with Dr. Ahmad Al Khleifat and other members of the King’s MND Care and Research Centre, as well as with international consortia such as the EU JPND funded STRENGTH, Brain-MEND, and Project MinE consortia.

How to Apply: Candidates must submit a copy of their CV and a supporting statement detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed. If the field of candidates is strong, desirable criteria may be used for final shortlisting. To download a copy of the job description and learn more about the recruitment process, please click “Apply Now” on our job posting page.

Last Date for Apply: 23 June 2024

For further information or inquiries, please contact Alfredo Iacoangeli at

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture at King’s College London and encourage applications from all backgrounds. Sponsorship is available for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

More information about the IoPPN and the Department of Biostatistics & Health Informatics can be found here.



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