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Bioinformatician - QMUL26258

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £34,733 - £40,797 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL26258
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 28-Sep-2021
Closing date: 22-Oct-2021

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About the Role

Applications are sought for a bioinformatician to lead the bioinformatics components towards the analysis of large-scale cancer datasets generated from the Barts Centre of Squamous Cancers (BCSC) ( This post will be working as part of the bioinformatics core of the centre, working closely with research scientists and clinicians to drive the novel discovery. The post will be expected to provide bioinformatics expertise to projects, where large-scale NGS datasets are generated, e.g., RNA-seq, single cell RNA-seq, whole-exome sequencing, other NGS data. In addition to standard analysis, the successful candidate will be required to think innovatively, using the cutting-edge analytic techniques to integrate multi-omics data and identify novel diagnostic and prognostic signatures. The post will thus be a great opportunity for a candidate who would like to further develop their skills in data analytics and/or machine-learning using cancer big-data, and drive informatics-led discovery.

About You

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genetics, Genomics or a relevant discipline. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge and experience in large-scale data analysis, especially next-generation sequencing data sets, e.g, RNA-seq, whole-exome sequencing and/or ChIP-seq. Experience in single-cell RNA-seq analysis, and/or in data integration, modeling and machine-learning is also desirable. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are essential.

About the School/Department/Institute/Project

Barts Centre for Squamous Cancer is a new centre of excellence dedicated to improving detection, treatment, and quality of life for patients with squamous cancer. Squamous cancers are the most frequent human solid tumours and a major cause of mortality. Squamous cancers can form in the skin, the lining of the oral cavity and oesophagus, the lungs, and the cervix. BCSC is a cross-institute collaborative centre at QMUL, bringing together research groups with diverse expertise from across the School of Medicine and Dentistry to tackle the problem of squamous cancer and drive clinical innovation.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Charterhouse Square Campus in London. It is full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 36 months, with an expected start date of 1st December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,733 - £40,797 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Jun Wang at or on +44 (0)20 7882 8688.

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is Friday 22nd October 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held early November or shortly thereafter.

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