We seek a highly motivated computational researcher for a key role within Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian's pioneering research programme at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CI). Our research focuses on the chemical biology of the genome and epigenome (https://www.balasubramanian.co.uk/publications). Our lab invents and applies new computational methods for the analysis of sequence, structure and chemical modifications in DNA and RNA. This position provides opportunities to develop computational tools at the interface between chemistry, biology and bioinformatics from experimental design to the analysis of novel types of data in collaboration with talented experimental scientists. The post-holder will work as a bioinformatics research scientist contributing to several research areas such as:
Key functions of the role include:
Skills required include:
Applicants should have a strong foundation in statistical methods and computational science with a PhD in a computational discipline such as bioinformatics, computational biology/chemistry, computer science or quantitative biology. Previous experience in analysing genomic datasets, especially high-throughput sequencing data, is highly desirable. For academic candidates a consistent record of strong scientific publications is essential. We also welcome candidates with equivalent industrial experience. The position requires strong communication and teamwork skills and involves regular interactions with research scientists and computational researchers within the chemical biology laboratories. The successful candidate will be highly organized, with good time management and the ability to develop multiple projects in parallel. Experience in project management would also be welcomed.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and a security check.
See www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/balasubramanian-group and https://www.balasubramanian.co.uk for further information.
Please ensure that you upload a 2-page Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.
For queries regarding applying online for this post, please contact Jo Lockhart, PA to Professor Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, email: BalasubramanianRecruitment@ch.cam.ac.uk.
Closing date - 23 April 2020
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/24439.
Please quote reference SW21804 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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|Salary:||£32,816 to £40,322|
|Placed On:||11th March 2020|
|Closes:||23rd April 2020|
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