Bioinformatics consultant: regulatory RNA sequence design & structural analysis

Position Overview:
We are seeking a highly skilled scientist specialising in regulatory RNA design. The ideal candidate will have a strong bioinformatics background, deep understanding of RNA structure-function relationships and experience using computational tools for RNA engineering. Wet lab expertise is preferable.

If you are passionate about advancing RNA-based therapeutics and possess the required skills and qualifications listed below, we invite you to join our dynamic team as a scientific consultant. 

Key roles:

  • Bioinformatics analyses (e.g. GWAS and transcriptomic datasets)
  • Integration of computational approaches for analysing, designing and optimising RNA structures/binding kinetics.
  • Assisting with experimental design

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, RNA Biology).
  • Proven expertise in RNA structure analysis and design.
  • Experience using relevant computational programs e.g. NUPACK, RNAfold, R-CHIE.
  • Strong bioinformatics background with proficiency in common programming languages (e.g. Python, R).
  • Demonstrated experience validating RNA function in the wet lab, or assisting in experimental design. NB: experience screening RNA libraries would be beneficial. 
  • In-depth knowledge of endogenous and synthetic RNA biology.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.

Benefits

  • Working with an ambitious, inspiring and impact-driven team
  • Applying your skillset to innovative and therapeutically meaningful biology
  • Exposure to Deep Science Ventures and a leading pharmaceutical organisation partnering on the project
  • Competitive reimbursement
  • Flexible working hours (fully remote) – open to part time or full time arrangements.