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Bioinformatician - QMUL22957

Department: Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £31,613 - £40,194 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL22957
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 13-Oct-2020
Closing date: 10-Nov-2020

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School of Medicine/Barts Cancer Institute/Centre for Cancer Genomics and Computational Biology

Post title: Bioinformatician Grade 4 Post ref: QMUL22957


About the Role

We are looking for a self-motivated and independent-thinking bioinformatician to explore new methods to decipher specific genome instability mechanisms from cancer genomes. This will involve analyzing DNA sequencing data from a range of platforms and samples, and integrating knowledge from cell biological and genomic experiments being performed in parallel by team members. We are therefore looking for someone with a keen interest and ideally background knowledge in the fundamentals of accurate human cell division processes, and the ability to interact with non-computational colleagues.

About You

You will have experience analyzing genomic data and will have a good knowledge of the current technologies and software packages available. You will also be able to independently consider new approaches that might be required, and contribute to developing new methods with assistance from collaborators. A BSc in computational science-related discipline is essential, and MSc and/or PhD in computational biology/bioinformatics are desirable. You will have a good understanding of the role of genome instability in tumour heterogeneity and evolution, and an understanding of cell division processes. Importantly you will be keen to integrate into a wet-lab environment, sharing skills and knowledge from your different disciplines.


About the Barts Cancer Institute

The Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is a Cancer Research UK Centre of Excellence whose work aims to transform the lives of those with and at risk of cancer through innovative research in the laboratory, in patients and in populations. BCI is internationally renowned in many areas of cancer research and it combines ground-breaking basic research with the expertise of clinicians and clinician scientists from the Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine and the Barts NHS Trust to achieve improvements in cancer patient care. BCI is also a partner in the CRUK City of London Major Centre (together with UCL, Kings and the Francis Crick Institute) which is a Centre of Excellence in Biotherapeutics.  BCI is committed in supporting and developing future cancer researchers through its extensive postgraduate training.  It is one of six institutes within The School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD).


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 a full time, fixed term appointment for 18 months, with an expected start date of January 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £31,613 - £40,194 per annum, 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 Sarah McClelland at or on +44 (0) 020 7882 3840.


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


The closing date for applications is Tuesday 10th November 2020.


Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing Monday 16th November or shortly thereafter.

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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