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Senior Bioinformatician

The Institute of Cancer Research - Genetics and Epidemiology: Translational Genetics

Location: Sutton
Salary: £43,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th October 2021
Closes: 7th November 2021

Length of Contract: 2 years from start date - not beyond 31/03/2024

We are looking for a Senior Bioinformatician to work within our team, undertaking a range of genomic analyses and also providing management and supervision to junior team-members and students.

In particular, the work will be focused on delivery of our £4.3 million CRUK Catalyst Award: “CanGene CanVar: Data Resources, Clinical and Educational Tools to leverage Cancer Susceptibility Genetics for Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer”, running 2019-2024 (http://cangene-canvaruk.org/).

This large program has been designed to produce research and resources that will improve how we deliver national NHS testing for cancer susceptibility genes such as BRCA1, BRCA2 and Lynch Syndrome genes. It will involve working with PHE/NHS Digital/NHS England and the 19 English NHS diagnostic molecular genomics labs (GLHs), as well as scientists, clinicians, industry collaborators and patients highly passionate about achieving this goal.

This post would suit an experienced post-doctoral research scientist wishing to extend the scope of their role, whilst maintaining direct involvement in scientific analyses.

This role offers opportunity for management/supervisory experience in regard of (i) overall coordination of project delivery for analytical/bioinformatics team (ii) line management of junior bioinformatics staff (iii) academic supervision of research students, and (iv) responsibility for management of team datasets. 

Specific analyses to be undertaken by the post-holder would be dependent in part on their interests and analytical strengths.

The post will be situated within the Division of Genetic and Epidemiology in the laboratory of Professor Clare Turnbull, working within the analytical/bioinformatics side of her group, which comprises 8 post-doctoral scientists, bioinformaticians and students involved in a range of projects relating to Cancer Genomics.

For the right candidate, we are very open to flexible daily/weekly work-patterns, including part-time/part-home working. Occasional UK/international travel may be required.

More details are available within the job description and person specification.

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Professor Clare Turnbull by emailing Clare.Turnbull@icr.ac.uk. Please note: this address is for enquiries only and applications must be submitted on-line, via the e-recruitment system.

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.

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