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Research Associate (Fixed Term) - Bioinformatician

University of Cambridge - Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cancer Genetic Epidemiology

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: RS28448
We are seeking a talented bioinformatician to work on the analysis of genetic data within the Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology. The projects will include the bioinformatic analysis of germline and tumour sequencing data arising from large epidemiological studies of breast cancer, and from projects in early detection of breast and ovarian cancer.

This post is based in the Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology, which forms part of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care.  The Centre carries out research into inherited susceptibility to common cancers and conducts significant large-scale analyses both within the Centre and as part of ongoing collaborations.

Applicants should have a PhD in bioinformatics, statistics or a related scientific discipline or have an equivalent level of professional qualifications or experience. Previous experience of working with next generation sequence data would be a strong advantage.  Experience of programming in R, and a sound knowledge of Perl or Python, would also be desirable. The ability to work well in a team environment will be essential.

The position is full time and the funds are available for this post until 30 September 2023.

Location: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN (approx 2 miles south of city centre).

Informal enquiries can be made by email to Professor Douglas Easton (

Closing date: 31 October 2021

Interviews are expected to take place the week of 8 November 2021

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2023 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

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Please quote reference RS28448 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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