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Computational Biologist

The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £24,776 to £41,536 (depending on experience) plus relocation allowance and sponsorship and fees for a Skilled Workers Visa where applicable.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th August 2021
Closes: 30th September 2021

Starting Salary from £24,776 to £41,536 (depending on experience) plus relocation allowance and sponsorship and fees for a Skilled Workers Visa where applicable.


The CRUK Beatson Institute is a cancer research institute, situated in Glasgow with approximately 250 researchers split across 30 research groups consisting of PIs, postdoctoral scientists, PhD students and scientific officers. It is one of Europe's leading cancer research centres, supporting cutting-edge work into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. As well as core support from Cancer Research UK, the Institute also receives an additional third of its total income from external grants and industry collaborations. It has an excellent reputation for fundamental cancer research, including world-class metabolism studies and renowned in vivo modelling of tumour growth and metastasis. Its research ethos is about excellence, honesty, openness, accountability, and integrity.

Computational Biology and Data Science are a fundamental aspect of our Research programme and are supported by a core research-active Bioinformatics team that works collaboratively with groups throughout the Institute. A non-time limited position is available for a computational biologist to join this team.

This post will be responsible for the analysis of complex multi-omics and imaging data arising from research collaborations across the Institute. Major aspects of the role will involve working with spatial-genomics and single cell data, and their integration with bulk-tissue derived datasets. The successful applicant will have experience of univariate and multivariate statistics, and a proven track record analysing high dimensional datasets, such as RNA sequencing data.

You must possess a PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related discipline, be highly skilled in bioinformatics data analysis, and have substantial experience coding in a language such as R or Python.

In addition, you must possess excellent communication skills enabling you to interact effectively with individuals from a variety of scientific backgrounds, and the ability to listen and present solutions in a clear and understandable way. The ability to problem solve, multi-task and work as part of the wider Computational Biology team is essential for this role.

If you wish, you can contact Prof. Crispin Miller on for an informal conversation.

All applications must be made via our website.

The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021

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