An exciting opportunity for a computational biologist with expertise in genomics and an interest in cancer evolution is now available in UCL/Francis Crick Institute, London, UK. The successful candidate will be the lead Bioinformatician for the study of tumour evolution and genetic heterogeneity of multiple sarcoma subtypes such as osteosarcoma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours and chordoma
The successful candidate must have a PhD in biological sciences (or be studying towards a PhD)
Research Fellow -Cancer heterogeneity and evolution -Bioinformatician, - Ref:1766137 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Cancer Institute Specific unit / Sub department Department of Pathology Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?35,328 - ?42,701 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The UCL Cancer Institute is part of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and is the focus for cancer research at UCL ( https://www.ucl.ac.uk/cancer/ ) An exciting opportunity for a computational biologist with expertise in genomics and an interest in cancer evolution is now available in UCL/Francis Crick Institute, London,UK. We have compiled a large multi-omic dataset comprising well-annotated sarcoma samples collected in a multiregion, multi-time point fashion (primary, local recurrence and metastasis). A large proportion of the samples have undergone whole genome sequencing through the 100,000 Genomes Project in parallel with other studies. The successful candidate will be the lead Bioinformatician for the study of tumour evolution and genetic heterogeneity of multiple sarcoma subtypes such as osteosarcoma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours and chordoma. The other members of the multidisciplinary team will study the other ?omic (transcriptomic, epigenomic) components of these and other sarcoma datasets. The Research Fellow - Bioinformatician will join a multidisciplinary team including Professor Adrienne Flanagan and Dr Nischalan Pillay ( https://www.ucl.ac.uk/cancer/research/department-pathology ) based at UCL Cancer Institute, and Dr Peter Van Loo?s Cancer Genomics group at the Francis Crick Institute http://www.crick.ac.uk/peter-van-loo ). The post is initially funded for 24 months in the first instance. Key Requirements The successful candidate must have a PhD in biological sciences (or be studying towards a PhD). Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary ?30,922-?32,607 per annum)with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Candidates will have previous experience in preparing molecular biology techniques, along with next-generation sequencing and array analysis. Experienced in advanced statistical analyses and programming (Python, Matlab, R, C++ etc) is essential. Knowledge of software engineering and server maintenance is desirable. Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply click the APPLY NOW button at bottom of this page. For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Nidhi Gosain firstname.lastname@example.org . UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 17 Dec 2018 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Brochure Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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