Job Opportunity – Univeristy of Cambridge: Business Development and Post Grad Bioinformatics Training Manager (Fixed Term)

£33,230-£44,607 pa

The University of Cambridge is looking for a highly motivated Post Graduate Bioinformatics Training Manager to identify and develop suitable courses for delivering training to the postgraduate/postdoctoral research community. An essential component of the job is to develop and effectively manage a cost recovery program for the School of Biological Sciences Bioinformatics Teaching Facility.

The Bioinformatics Training Facility is currently housed within the Department of Genetics but will in 2014 move to newly refurbished space with a 50 seat teaching capacity. A wide variety of courses are run for postgraduates and postdocs, both general and specialised, and mostly at an introductory level, but with increasing provision of advanced level courses. The facility provides in excess of 1200 training days to graduate students per year.

The role holder will develop the facility further in line with ever-changing academic needs, and move it towards full cost recovery. The role holder will work closely with the Undergraduate Teaching Manager (UTM) to ensure maximal use of the facility, balancing the demands of Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching.

We expect that the successful candidate will hold at least a BSc in biological sciences and have Bioinformatics and Computational biology experience to degree level. In addition they will have good experience in the delivery of computational biology/bioinformatics training or have a relevant PhD combined with some bioinformatics teaching experience and some budget management experience.

For more information, please contact Karl Wilson

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

Applications should include a covering letter, CV and CHRIS 6 form ( Please complete Section 1; section 3 is optional.

Completed applications should be sent to

Please quote reference PA01623 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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