We’re looking for a motivated and experienced expert in human histology and histopathology to join our team at COSMIC (Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer).
COSMIC is the world’s most trusted navigational tool for precision oncology. We take the overwhelming flood of genomics data and upcycle it into a commercially, academically and clinically valuable tool being used by tens of thousands of users every day.
With a big vision, we need a larger team of forward thinking experts. This exciting opportunity will see you leading the maintenance and expansion of controlled vocabularies defining cancer types and other diseases curated in COSMIC.
We’re in the midst of a revolution in health informatics, with genetics increasingly important in understanding human health and disease. COSMIC sits at the heart of this, describing millions of somatic mutations across thousands of cancers and tissue types. Due to our commercial success, we’ve seen an increased demand for COSMIC products. This new position within the team presents a unique opportunity to innovate and shape COSMIC’s future.
As the impact of genetic alterations on the disease progress is often tissue-specific, it is extremely important to systematically and accurately describe the tissue of origin of each sample. Using your expertise in histology, you’ll:
Through high-quality curation, this work will have a big impact. The resulting resources have the potential to help to understand mechanisms driving various diseases, improve diagnostics, and develop new therapies.
You’ll have an expertise in human histology and use this to work collaboratively with the COSMIC scientific team. You will have substantial opportunities for learning and development, working closely with curators, bioinformaticians and cancer scientists in COSMIC and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. We actively encourage people who want to push boundaries and innovate.
COSMIC is the key information source in human cancer research worldwide and the world's largest source of expert manually curated somatic mutation information, which is growing rapidly in content, scope and its value. As a result of this large scale growth, our current intention is that, during the Spring of 2022 COSMIC will become a stand-alone company, albeit one which will be a subsidiary of Genome Research Limited, and at that time the intention is to transfer your employment from Genome Research Limited to COSMIC.
We undertake large-scale research that forms the foundations of knowledge in biology and medicine. We are open and collaborative; we share our data, results, tools and technologies across the world to advance science. Our findings are used to improve health and to understand life on Earth.
Our team culture and environment fosters learning and development, providing opportunities for you to grow as a scientist/biocurator. We have a flexible work ethic and after an initial training period on campus, we can offer hybrid working with a mixture of working on site and at home. We will also consider applications from those looking for part-time hours.
This is a rolling advert, applications will be considered and interviews will take place on an ongoing basis and the role will close when successful appointment has been made.
|Salary:||£37,865 to £45,359 Grade 2|
|Hours:||Full Time, Part Time|
|Placed On:||21st October 2021|
|Expires:||20th December 2021|
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