Location
Sutton (Greater London)
Department
Genetics and Epidemiology
Advertising Salary
Salary Range: £38,607 - £45,224 per annum
Vacancy Type
Fixed term
External Advertising End Date
10 Jul 2022

Key Information

Job Details

Summary of Role

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Training Fellow to join the Cancer Genomics Team at the Sutton branch of the ICR. Our goal is to implement cutting-edge informatics to analyse large-scale genomic datasets in collaboration with experimental investigators to identify and characterise genomic changes influencing the development and evolution of cancer. Our research is supported by grants from Cancer Research UK, The MRC and The Wellcome Trust, and we have an excellent track record in generating high-impact publications.

 
Key Requirements

You will work as part of a team of inter-disciplinary data scientists who are experts in analysis of next generation sequencing data, machine learning and software development and therefore offering unique learning opportunities. Prior experience in biological science is desirable but not a perquisite for the position. The work will include application of existing tools as well as development of statistical methods using in-house and publicly available datasets such as the 100,000 Genomes Project.

Strong analytical skills are required in order to perform integrated analysis and visualisation of complex multi-omic data. You will have opportunities to create/optimise computational pipelines and develop new analytical methods. You will work closely with experimental biologists and it is essential to be able to communicate your findings effectively.

Applicants should hold a higher degree in mathematics/statistics/physics/computer science or a related discipline and have experience in programming and scripting.

The successful applicant will enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team interacting with internal and external collaborators. The appointee will excel in coordinating and exploring the medical research areas through exploiting these collaborations and be a highly motivated fast learner.

The ICR has a workforce agreement stating that Postdoctoral Training Fellows can only be employed for up  to 7 years as PDTF at the ICR, providing total postdoctoral experience (including previous employment at this level elsewhere) does not exceed 10 years
 

Department/Directorate Information:

The Division of Genetics and Epidemiology is internationally renowned for its pioneering work in understanding the underlying genetic causes of cancer risk. High-quality laboratory, epidemiological and clinical research within the division is driven by energetic, innovative leadership and complemented by participation in national and international research consortiums, clinical collaborations and technological partnerships. 

The focus of the Cancer Genomics Team is the identification and characterisation of genetic changes influencing the development of cancer. We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers from diverse backgrounds, including mathematics, physics and molecular biology who are collectively engaged in a number of collaborative projects, nationally and internationally.

We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role. For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Richard Houlston via email on [email protected]

  

About The Institute of Cancer Research

Why work for us?

As a member of staff, you'll have exclusive access to a range of staff benefits.

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The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world's most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. Further information about working at the ICR can be found here.

 
We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

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