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Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow - Computational Scientist with interest in Cancer

UCL - Cancer Institute, Department of Pathology

Location: London
Salary: UCL Grade 7, £36,770 - £44,388 per annum or Grade 8 £45,610 - £53,757 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 13th February 2022
Job Ref: 1881759
 

Fixed Term: The post is funded for 2 years in the first instance and could be extended to 3 years.

We are seeking a qualified post-doctoral scientist to join the Pillay laboratory. The work will involve data discovery, data analysis and statistical modelling in partnership with our national and international collaborators.

The post holder will be required to plan, develop and carry out original research, as well as develop and refine computational methods for discovery based research. The successful candidate will oversee experimental validation through collaboration with experimental laboratory and clinical collaborators.

They will independently drive projects, plan work flows and trouble shoot technical and other problems, as well as keep up to date with the literature in the field, including new technological innovations. The post holder will be required to write up results for publication, and contribute to writing grant applications as appropriate. They will also present research results at meetings and conferences, and attend research seminars and other meetings both internal and external, as required.

BSc degree (First or upper Second) or equivalent and PhD in relevant subject is essential for the Grade 7 post.

It is essential that the post holder understands the fundamentals of bioinformatics, and has experience Programming in the system R. The successful candidate must work well in a multidisciplinary team but must have the ability to work independently and under their own initiative. It is essential they are able to design research studies and learn new skills, and have experience in supervision (PhD and/or MSc students). The post holder must have excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as experience in presenting complex scientific concepts and content both in writing and verbally.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Appointment at Grade 8 is dependent on the candidate having been awarded a PhD, previous substantial postdoctoral experience prior to the appointment, and is at the sole discretion of the hiring manager, i.e., Dr Nischalan Pillay.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Cancer Institute HR Office ci.hr-office@ucl.ac.uk.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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