LocationLocation:
Chelsea (London)
DepartmentDepartment:
Breast Cancer
Salary Details:Salary Details:
Salary Range: £34,344- 40,107 per annum
Contract:Contract:
Fixed term
External Advertising End Date
13 Feb 2023

Key Information

Salary: Dependent on relevant Postdoctoral experience. Future progression is based on annual performance review. If the candidate has not yet been awarded their PhD, the starting salary will be at  £34,344 until the successful completion of their viva.

 
This role is eligible for ICR Sponsorship.  Support will be provided for costs associated with Visa application. If you are considering relocating to the UK, further information can be found here
 
 
 

Job Details

 
Under the leadership of Dr Syed Haider, we are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Training Fellow to join our Breast Cancer Research Bioinformatics Team.

We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatics postdoctoral researcher to apply and develop computational approaches that can identify new therapeutic candidates for aggressive breast cancers. The successful candidate will employ computational approaches to meaningfully integrate genomic profiles from public and in-house clinical cohorts with genome-wide perturbation screens (CRISPR-Cas9) to identify high-confidence therapeutic candidates.

The successful candidate will also have opportunities to optimise/extend our existing computational pipelines for pre-processing of big data in breast cancer (genomics, single cell and spatial technologies). Given the multidisciplinary nature of this position, the successful candidate is expected to play a key role in liaising with clinical and wet-lab scientists, as well as write up of research results in a highly collaborative environment.

General information on Post Doc's at The ICR can be found here.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have a PhD* in a computational/numerical subject, have programming and scripting experience, and possess basic knowledge of biology. A background in analysis and interpretation of genomic datasets is essential, in particular CRISPR screens.

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

*As a minimum requirement candidates must have submitted their thesis by the start date of their employment and awarded their PhD within the six month probationary period.

Department/Directorate Information:

The Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at the ICR is the first centre in the UK entirely devoted to breast cancer research. Our goal is to advance research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. It is located in state-of-the-art laboratory space, with excellent core facilities and funding.

The Breast Cancer Research Bioinformatics Team is an interdisciplinary group of researchers (~10) who are experts in genomic data analysis and machine learning. We work in a highly dynamic and collaborative environment focussing on the identification of molecular markers of breast cancer by interrogating genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic datasets profiled using bulk as well as single-cell assays. These molecular datasets are generated using patient samples and patient-derived models (xenografts and organoids), and interpreted alongside clinical covariates of patients. In particular, we are interested in the application and development of bioinformatics methods to help understand the molecular basis of treatment resistant breast cancers.

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 Dr Syed Haider by emailing [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.

The ICR is committed to supporting overseas applicants applying for roles, please click here to find out further information.

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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