Various research institutes in the UK offer jobs in computational biology and bioinformatics and systems biology, including the:
Pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline or AstraZeneca also recruit regularly, but smaller companies also employ bioinformaticians including those involved in agricultural applications, biotechnology, environmental sciences and food research.
Magazines such as Nature, Science and New Scientist often feature relevant job advertisements, as well as Bioinformatics.org, Bioinformatics.fr, biohealthmatics.com and biotech-careers.org. Also, EMBL-EBI contains useful information such as the EBI Open day .
Of course, you could instead opt to study for a PhD in computational biology in the School of Computing Sciences, one of the research institutes in the Norwich Research Park (NRP) or at other universities/research centres.
Within the context of pursuing a PhD it should be noted that NRP research studentships are available each year. These are generally based on collaborative projects between researchers working at NRP and are awarded on a competitive basis.
Undergraduate funding opportunities
The following institutions and foundations offer funding opportunities for students internships and summer placements.These include:
- Undergraduate Summer Research Training Programme offered jointly by The John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory;
- Summer Vacation Bursaries offered by The John Innes Centre;
- Nuffield Science Bursaries offered by the Nuffield Foundation.
Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Katharina Huber.