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Tissue Bank Data Scientist

Queen Mary University of London - Barts Cancer Institute

Location: London
Salary: £34,220 to £40,194 per annum incl. London allowance (grade 4).
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st August 2019
Closes: 21st October 2019
Job Ref: QMUL18695

Applications are sought for a Tissue Bank Data Scientist to design, develop and maintain an IT infrastructure for the maintenance of a sample repository from the Operational Centre (OC) of the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank. The successful applicant will be educated to degree level or equivalent, proficient in Unix/Linux environment, SQL querying and database development and R programming. The research will be based in the Barts Cancer Institute, Charterhouse Square within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Essential requirements for this post include a degree in a relevant subject and sound knowledge in web application development scripting language (PHP, JavaScript), with proficiency in Unix/Linux, SQUL, R programming. Experience with biological databases would be an advantage.

The post is full time, fixed term for 12 months. Starting salary will be in the range £34,220-£40,194 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.

The Barts Cancer Institute requires that applicants invited for interview will need to provide all certificates to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Denise Gardner, email

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The closing date is 21 October 2019 and interviews are likely to be held shortly thereafter.

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