Data Scientist / Bioinformatician

Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square Campus
William Harvey Research Institute
United KingdomLondon


About the Role
Applications are invited for a motivated and committed Data scientist/Bioinformatician. The successful candidate will contribute to Queen Mary’s national reputation for research by planning and managing innovative projects as well as providing expert advice to other members of the William Harvey Research Institute. The holder will work with the data coordination center for the large-scale, NIH funded MorPhiC project (Molecular Phenotypes of Null Allelles in Cells: Our direct collaborators are based at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in the UK and the Universities of Miami and Washington in the US.


About You
The successful candidate will have a post graduate degree, or equivalent experience, in bioinformatics or a related discipline. The work will involve working with the US centers that been funded to produce and analyse the data resulting from high throughput knocking out of genes in human cells and studies of the resulting molecular phenotypes.

About the Team
Professor Smedley’s group aim to unravel the genetic causes of human disease, in particular utilising patient phenotypes. With collaborators in the Monarch Initiative and International Mouse Phenotype Consortium (IMPC) his team produces new software to help diagnose rare disease patient through genomic sequencing and discover new disease genes through integrated analysis of human disease phenotypes alongside model organism data. There is a strong translational drive in the team, e.g., the Exomiser software framework developed in his team is now used in many large-scale disease sequencing studies such as NHS England’s 100,000 Genomes Project and Genomic Medicine Service.

About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is full time fixed term appointment until 31st Aug 2027 with an expected start date of 1st January 2023. The starting salary will be Grade 5 in the range of £40,386 -£47,414 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Start date

January 01, 2023

How to Apply

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button from the URL (
The closing date for applications is 25th November 2022.
Interviews are expected to be held shortly after the closing date.


Professor Damian Smedley