Bioinformatician

Institute of Cancer Research - Division of Molecular Pathology

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. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FMedSci, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

The Tumor Profiling Unit at the ICR is a state-of-the-art facility that uses Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies to investigate cancer genomes in patient biopsies from diagnosis and throughout treatment. As part of the TPU, the Genomics Facility provides a comprehensive set of genomic profiling platforms aimed at understanding tumour biology and cancer treatment.

We are seeking a driven, motivated individual to support a range of innovative projects within the TPU Genomics Facility. In this role you will provide expert, technical support for a number of key NGS projects currently underway using Illumina and Ion Torrent Sequencer systems.  

You will hold a BSc in Informatics Science with proven experience in processing NGS data, programming, using tools like R/Bioconductor and experienced using Unix/Linus shell scripting. A PhD and previous experience in NGS technologies, including but not limited to genomics pre-processing, analysis and development of new applications would be highly advantageous. The ability to work well within a diverse team coupled with excellent organisational and communication skills is essential.

The appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract from 1st January 2018 until 1st January 2021, with a salary scale in the range of £32,638-£44,156 per annum inclusive depending on the relevance of skills and experience.  

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr Amanda Swain amanda.swain@icr.ac.uk). Please do not send your application to Dr Amanda Swain, formal applications must be submitted online. 

Closing date:  7th November 2017

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