Bioinformatician in Prostate Cancer

University of Oxford - Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (moving to Big Data Institute upon completion in late 2016) Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 with a discretionary range to £41,255 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Bioinformatician in Prostate Cancer at the Big Data Institute under the supervision of Dr David Wedge currently based in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

We are looking for a Bioinformatician in Prostate Cancer with interests in the field of cancer genomics and bioinformatics. You will have extensive experience in the analysis of cancer genomics or other ‘big data’. The post is focused on the analysis of whole genome sequenced (WGS) data from 1000 prostate cancers. You will carry out the development of computational models, the statistical analysis of data and the scientific interpretation of data, as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

You will have a PhD in a relevant subject (or MSc plus extensive practical experience); knowledge or interest in cancer biology/genetics; general bioinformatics skills; exemplary programming skills in R; experience of dealing with large datasets and highly developed problem solving and reasoning skills. You will also have excellent communication skills, ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team with willingness to learn new techniques.

The post is fixed-term until 28 February 2019 with a possibility to extend to December 2019 and funded by Cancer Research UK through the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC).

Please quote reference 125194 on all correspondence. You will be required to make your application online and upload a supporting statement.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 9 November 2016 can be considered.

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