Research Associate - Bioinformatics

University College London - Cancer Institute, Research Department of Cancer Biology

A position for a Research Associate in Bioinformatics is available to work at the Bill Lyons Informatics Centre (BLIC) in the UCL Cancer Institute (Paul O’Gorman Building). In addition to providing bioinformatics and statistics support to the institute, our group works on integration of genomics data, the study of cancer heterogeneity and cancer evolution. The BLIC currently hosts the principal investigator, six postdoctoral research associates, two PhD students and two MSc students.

The position is available within the bioinformatics team, where you will be collaborating with other research groups of the UCL Cancer Institute. Initially, you will focus on two main projects. The first one involves the analysis of whole-exome data from the national NCRI Multiple Myeloma clinical trial (CARDAMON, NCRN Portfolio no 18324), headed up by Prof. Kwee Yon( ).

The second project relates to our collaboration with the laboratory of Richard Jenner (,which uses genomics, bioinformatics, molecular and biochemical techniques to identify how transcription factors, chromatin modifiers and non-coding RNAs act to regulate cell differentiation.

The position is available until the 31 March 2020 in the first instance.

The successful applicant will ideally have a first degree in a biological sciences related subject. The applicant will also have a PhD (or be studying towards a PhD) in bioinformatics or a PhD in molecular biology or related subject and postdoctoral bioinformatics experience. 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 £30,316 - £31,967 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. The postholder will have previous experience of working with next generation DNA or RNA sequence data and in common bioinformatics packages such as bedtools, samtools and Bioconductor. The postholder will have extensive knowledge of a scripting language (eg. Perl or Python), R and Unix. The knowledge of statistics and mathematics applicable to genomics data analysis is desirable.     

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof. Javier Herrero ( ).

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Nidhi Gosain (HR Officer),

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