A new bioinformatics fellowship programme

EMBLEBI and the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) jointly offer a postdoctoral programme that builds on the collaborative relationship between the two institutes, supporting projects that apply computational approaches to translational clinical research involving human subjects. EBPOD postdoctoral fellows will be appointed for three years to work on projects under the joint supervision of faculty members from EMBLEBI and the Cambridge BRC.

EBPOD projects

Fellowships will be awarded after a competitive selection process, with applications being linked to specific projects defined in advance of the application deadline.

If you have questions about EBPOD projects, please contact the group leader in question directly.

Project: Identifying NAFLD/NASH-specific molecular lipid networks of diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic biomarker value.

  • Principal Investigators: Vidal-Puig, Saez-Rodriguez, Griffin and Allison
  • Institutes: EMBL-EBI, MRC, Sanger and CUFT

Project: Single-cell transcriptome analysis of bone-marrow residing human megakaryocytes

  • Principal Investigators: Teichmann, Macaulay and Ouwehand
  • Institutes: EMBL-EBI, MRC, Sanger and BRC

ProjectThe significance of cancer-specific alternative splicing events

  • Principal Investigators: Coleman, Murray and Enright
  • Institutes: EMBL-EBI and the University of Cambridge

ProjectAn unbiased proteomic approach to identifying cell surface markers for innate inflammatory cells

  • Principal Investigators: Beltrao, Lehner and Chilver
  • Institutes: EMBL-EBI and BRC

ProjectSystems genetics approaches for translational genetics in the INTERVAL study

  • Principal Investigators: Stegle, Butterworth and Soranzo
  • Institutes: EMBL-EBI and BRC

ProjectNetwork approaches to understanding mechanisms of polygenic susceptibility to cancer

  • Principal Investigators: Ponder, Saez-Rodriguez and Meyer
  • Institutes: EMBL-EBI and BRC

ProjectIdentification of the Immunobiome in the inflammatory bowel disease microbiota: A new method for immune-targeted, kingdom-agnostic metagenomics

  • Principal Investigators: Kaser and Kersey
  • Institutes: EMBL-EBI and BRC

ProjectPredicting disease behaviour, outcomes and treatment response in children with Inflammatory Bowel diseases

  • Principal Investigators: Zilbauer and Stegle
  • Institutes: EMBL-EBI and BRC

ProjectRNA-seq analyses of the in vivo response to interleukin-2 in participants with type 1 diabetes

  • Principal Investigators: Marioni and Todd
  • Institutes: EMBL-EBI and the University of Cambridge

ProjectComputational Methods for Whole-Genome Single-Cell Sequencing

  • Principal Investigators: Goldman and Tavare
  • Institutes: EMBL-EBI and the University of Cambridge

Application process

EBPOD application deadline

Applications must be submitted before 17.00 BST on 29 September 2014. To apply please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/4697/

Your application should include the following:

  • A cover letter specifying the project you are applying for (see the list on this page);
  • Your curriculum vitae;
  • Two recent letters of reference.

Interviews and selection process

Interviews will take place during the last week of October and first week of November 2014. 

Start date

Fellowships are planned to begin in January 2015. Although the start date may be delayed with the agreement of the group leaders, the EBPOD must commence within 12 months of the fellowship being awarded.

Contract Duration: 3 years

Bioinformatics training

Bioinformatics training

Research at a Glance

Research at a Glance