|Salary:||£29,605 to £44,263 pa|
|Placed On:||27th September 2023|
|Closes:||12th November 2023|
Research Assistant: £29,605 - £33,966
Research Associate*: £36,024 - £44,263
This post is based in the Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology, which forms part of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care. The Centre is a world-leading centre carrying out research into inherited susceptibility to common cancers. It is the co-ordinating centre for several large international consortia containing data from over 200,000 individuals from over 100 studies and conducts significant large-scale analyses both within the Centre and as part of ongoing collaborations. This project aims to improve endometrial cancer risk prediction for prevention and early detection. The post offers opportunities to publish in high-quality scientific journals and build collaborations with researchers worldwide. Career development support will be provided, with different university courses and on-the-job training.
We are seeking a talented bioinformatician to contribute to an exciting new grant on endometrial cancer prevention and early detection, led by Dr Xin Yang and Professor Antonis Antoniou. The postholder will lead the bioinformatic analysis of large-scale sequencing studies, such as the UK Biobank, the Cancer Genome Atlas, and the 100,000 genomes project, and contribute to the development of personalized endometrial cancer risk prediction models.
Applicants should have a Master's or PhD in bioinformatics, statistics or a related scientific discipline or have an equivalent level of professional qualifications or experience. Previous experience of working with next generation sequence data would be a strong advantage. Experience of programming in R, and a sound knowledge of Perl or Python, would also be desirable. The ability to work well in a team environment will be essential.
Appointment at Research Associate level is dependent on having a PhD (or equivalent experience), including those who have submitted but not received their PhD. Where a PhD is to be, awarded appointment will initially be made at research assistant, amended to research associate when PhD is awarded (PhD needs to be awarded within 6 months of start date). If an individual has not submitted a PhD or is not working towards one they maybe appointed as Research Assistant if they have a degree (and/or Master's) in a relevant area or equivalent experience.
Funds are available for this post until 31 December 2024.
This position is full time.
Location: Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN (approx 2 miles south of city centre).
Informal enquiries can be made by email to Dr Xin Yang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the 'Apply' button above.
Closing date: 12 November 2023
Interviews are expected to take place the week of 20 November 2023
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