|Salary:||£34,308 to £42,155 per annum|
|Placed On:||27th March 2023|
|Closes:||11th April 2023|
Applications are invited for the position of Bioinformatics Research Associate to join the group of Dr Dan Hodson within The Wellcome Trust ¿ Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and Department of Haematology on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
The successful candidate will join an exciting research team that seeks to understand the molecular pathogenesis and develop novel treatment approaches to combat malignant lymphoma. The post holder will become a valued team member and will work side by side with both wet lab researchers and bioinformaticians on a joint experimental/computational project. They will provide bioinformatic data processing and statistical analysis for variety of next generation sequencing techniques that profile genetic, epigenetic and transcriptional changes in both experimental models and human patients. Appropriate support and training will be provided, including the training in the use of in-house pipelines. There will be opportunities for new computational method development, in for example the quantification of ultra-low fraction plasma circulating tumour DNA to assess response to therapy in patients with lymphoma.
The post holder will demonstrate knowledge and experience of next generation sequencing data analysis for gene expression and variant calling, programming and scripting, and general statistical data analysis. They should demonstrate evidence of ability to learn quickly and to work as part of a team. The ability to engage effectively with wet lab team members and external bioinformatic collaborators is considered essential. Excellent organizational and proven problem-solving skills are required. They should be able to communicate their work effectively in writing and oral presentations at internal meetings and international conferences. Previous experience of the application of computational analysis to cancer biology, version control and workflow management systems is desirable but not essential.
Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD, or an equivalent research doctorate in a relevant subject. Those who have submitted but not yet received their PhD will be appointed at Research Assistant level, which will be amended to Research Associate once PhD has been awarded.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Hodson (email@example.com) directly when considering an application to discuss the project in greater detail.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
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Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and a 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.
The closing date for applications is: 11th April 2023
The interview date for the role is: To be confirmed
Please quote reference RB36072 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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