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Senior Bioinformatician

The University of Manchester - Molecular Oncology Group

Location: Manchester
Salary: £24,776 to £41,536 (dependent upon experience)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th October 2019
Closes: 19th November 2019
Job Ref: MI/19/10_3

Fixed term for 3 years in the first instance.

About the role:

We are seeking a Senior Bioinformatician to join the group of Prof Richard Marais, Senior Group leader of the Molecular Oncology Group and Director of the CRUK Manchester Institute (MI). This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated, innovative, meticulous and organised candidate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to develop, implement and run bioinformatic analysis supporting the development of ongoing projects related to uveal melanoma, prostate cancer and skin cancer. You will join a team of wet-lab researchers and bioinformaticians and interact with diverse core facilities at CRUK MI and with our international collaborators in the UMCure 2020 and FASTMAN Movember/Prostate Cancer Centre of Excellence consortia. You will contribute to the better understanding of the biology of these diseases with the potential of identifying novel druggable targets for improving patient care.

About you:

You should have a degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Mathematics or related discipline (or equivalent relevant experience) and relevant experience working in an academic research setting. Skills in analysing large datasets from Genome Sequencing, RNA Sequencing as well as knowledge of Statistics are required for this position. Experience in cancer research would be beneficial.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.
We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK Manchester Institute, Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.  These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit the job section of our website:

Please note this vacancy will close for applications at 11:59pm on the closing date specified and first round interviews will take place week commencing 2 December 2019.

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Valeria Pavet via email:

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