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Bioinformatician - QMUL8549

Department: Centre for Molecular Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute
Salary: £35,672 - £41,969 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL8549
Location: Charterhouse Square
Date posted: 29-Apr-2016
Closing date: 29-May-2016

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Barts Cancer Institute

Centre For Molecular Oncology


Applications are sought for a Bioinformatician/Data Manager to develop, maintain, enhance and expand the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank’s (PCRFTB) unique integrative bioinformatics portal and related data management system. The successful candidate will also be responsible for pancreas cancer data curation and release cycles of this platform. The post will be based in the Bioinformatics Unit, Centre of 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/Computational Biology or a related discipline, experience in molecular biology or pancreas cancer research, and significant experience in the use of relational databases. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, work within a team and maintain good laboratory records are also essential. The successful applicant needs to be proficient in the analysis and management of high throughput data, including microarrays and next-generation sequencing. A working experience in using the BioMart technology is also desirable.

Programmatically this post requires expertise in relational database management systems, particularly in MySQL, and a scripting language, such as Perl or Python. Experience of additional languages, such as Java or C, is highly desirable. Familiarity with Linux network/server administration and web application development technologies would also be an advantage.

The post is full time until December 2019, in the first instance. Starting salary will be in the range £35,672 - £41,969 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

The Barts Cancer Institute requires that applicants invited for interview will need to provide all certificates 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 about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Professor Claude Chelala ( or Professor Hemant Kocher (

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The Closing date is 29th May 2016 and interviews are likely to be held shortly thereafter.  


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