Research Associate

Cardiff University - College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, School of Medicine

Division of Cancer & Genetics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to work on the genetic mechanisms of inherited tumour syndromes in the laboratory of Professor Julian Sampson and Dr Laura Thomas based in the Division of Cancer and Genetics at Cardiff University. The research in the laboratory employs molecular and cellular biological approaches with a focus on next generation sequencing, to identify and characterise inherited and somatic genetic mechanisms in patients with inherited tumour syndromes. The research group focuses on TSC-related phenotypes and intestinal polyposis syndromes.

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to focus on one of these areas of research, with additional contributions to the wider activities of the group. The post will utilise novel next generation sequencing approaches in the characterisation and interpretation of germline and somatic genetic variation in relation to disease.

The successful applicant will have a relevant PhD, research experience and have knowledge of the current status of research in at least one of the fields of molecular genetics or cancer genetics.

For informal enquiries, please contact Laura Thomas – e-mail:

This post is full-time (35 hours per week), fixed term and is available from 20th March 2017 to 31st March 2018.

Cardiff University is currently undertaking a pre-employment checking pilot scheme across limited areas of the institution. Under this pilot scheme, this post has been identified as being subject to the following pre-employment checks:

• Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS);
• Occupational Health (OH).

Further information about pre-employment checking can be made available upon request.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity. Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

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