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Postdoctoral Fellow

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Location: Cambridge, Hinxton
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th November 2018
Closes: 26th December 2018
Job Ref: EBI01313

Contract Duration: 3

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Gerstung research group, which works in the area of computational cancer biology.

Cancer is a disease driven by the life-long accumulation of mutations in our cell's genomes. The cancer data science group develops and applies statistical methods to large cancer data sets to gain insight into the origins of cancer and to implement models to predict cancer progression and outcomes. To achieve this, the group works with genomic, transcriptomic and imaging data sets from thousands to millions of cancer patients.

The Gerstung group has made several contributions to detect the first changes in cancer cells and predict the rates of developing cancer, based on these data. We have also developed genomic classification schemes that showed that the same cancers can often be subdivided into multiple genetically distinct groups and implemented personalised prognostic schemes that yield a detailed risk assessment based on each patient's individual genetic makeup.

Your role

As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the group you will contribute to our research portfolio, ranging from cancer evolution over imaging to large scale epidemiological data analysis projects. You will drive your own research project and collaborate closely with other members of the group as well as local and international collaboration partners.

You have

  • a doctoral degree or equivalent qualification in computational biology, statistics, physics or related field;
  • previous experience with advanced statistical and machine learning tools such as R, Python, or Matlab and have an interest to apply these skills to improve our understanding of cancer;
  • a strong publication record;
  • the ability to drive and contribute to research projects and independently develop new research ideas;
  • previous experience in coding and mastering large data volumes;
  • excellent communication skills to clearly present your research ideas to experts as well as lay audiences.

You might also have

  • experience with analysing genomic and other high-dimensional biomedical data sets
  • a background in molecular biology, or previous experience tackling biological questions;
  • used and developed tools for interactive reporting, such as Shiny.

Why join us

EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme and health insurance, educational and other family related benefits where applicable, as well as financial support for relocation and installation. For more information about pay and benefits click here.

What else do I need to know

Applications are welcome from all nationalities and this will continue after Brexit. For more information please see our website. Visa information will be discussed in more depth with applicants selected for interview.

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