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Bioinformatician - QMUL15070

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £36,677 to £40,865 per annum inclusive of London Allowance (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL15070
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 01-Oct-2018
Closing date: 31-Oct-2018

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Applications are sought for a talented Bioinformatician to join the Barts CRUK Cancer Centre Bioinformatics Core Facility to provide and maintain the bioinformatics core function for the institute. Barts Cancer Institute has recently secured another five-year CRUK Centre of Excellence core funding to maintain and expand our research capacity and expertise. Bioinformatics Core plays an integral part in all research activities. The post holder will be working within the Bioinformatics Core team to provide bioinformatics and computational expertise to on-going research activities and projects. Primarily, out work encompasses: (i) development and improvement of our existing analytical pipelines and set up new pipelines / algorithms for next-generation sequencing (NGS) data sets generated from various platforms; (ii) analysis of large-scale cancer data sets to generate high-quality biologically / clinically meaningful results; (iii) development of multi-layer data integration strategy and tools to identify novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers; (iv) working closely with other team members to expand our bioinformatics activities and expertise; (v) working and communicating well with biologists / clinicians to strengthen and guide their on-going research; (vi) leading informatics / computational components of research and contributing intellectually to publications and grant applications. The post holder is expected to be highly motivated, hard working and efficient in time and task management. Effective communication skills are also key to this job. As a highly-collaborative team, our identified signatures and biomarkers will be further validated downstream in the wet-lab, to increase our discovery and research significance. The post will be based in the Centre for Molecular Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Essential requirements for this post include a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology or a relevant discipline. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge and experience in large-scale data analysis, especially next-generation sequencing data sets. Experience in data integration and modeling is desirable. Knowledge in cancer genetics and genomics will be much appreciated. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential.

The post is full time for 36 months as soon as possible thereafter). Starting salary will be in the range £36,677 to £40,865 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

The Barts Cancer Institute requires applicants to provide all certificates at interview to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Jun Wang,

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The closing date for all applications is: 31 October 2018. Interviews are expected to take place shortly afterwards.

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