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Research Assistant / Research Associate (Bioinformatician) (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £27,929 to £42,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th November 2022
Closes: 18th December 2022
Job Ref: SW34437

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant / Research Associate in Bioinformatics in the laboratory of Professor Steve Jackson based in the internationally renowned CRUK Cambridge Institute https://www.cruk.cam.ac.uk/, located on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge, UK (https://www.stevejacksonlab.org/).

We wish to recruit a versatile individual to participate in data-driven projects addressing mechanisms by which mutations influence cell proliferation and survival as well as other phenotypes; primarily using CRISPR-driven, synthetic lethal and synthetic-rescue, gene-drug and gene-gene interactions. The post-holder will work on collaborative projects based on biological data generated by other group members. There will also be opportunities to lead specific project areas, in line with the overall research objectives of the lab.

Applicants should have a degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, or biological sciences. The ideal candidate will have programming experience in R and/or Python; some knowledge of shell scripting; experience in using programming tools to build pipelines for the analysis of large datasets; and a solid understanding of network biology and statistics. In addition, the ability to analyse whole-genome sequencing data, RNA-sequencing data, or other omics data is required. The role holder must also have excellent communication skills with a proven track record of interacting with biologists effectively, and a willingness to become familiar with the molecular bases of DNA repair.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check. 

Closing date: 18th December 2022

Suitable candidates may be invited to interview prior to the closing date. A final selection decision will not be made until the advert has closed and all candidates have been fairly and consistently assessed.

To be appointed to Research Associate level, applicants must have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD.

Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will initially be appointed as a Research Assistant (Grade 5, Point 38 £31,411) moving to Research Associate (Grade 7) upon confirmation of your PhD award.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference SW34437 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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