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Senior Bioinformatics Analyst in Cambridge/UK

20 August 2019

Senior Bioinformatics Analyst in Cambridge/UK

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Senior Bioinformatics Analyst
£36,261 – £48,677
The Gilbertson laboratory at the CRUK Cambridge Institute is looking to recruit a talented and dedicated Senior Bioinformatician to join their research group. The principle aim of the research within the lab is to reduce the morbidity and mortality of patients with cancer through improved understanding of tumour biology, the lab is currently working on projects studying the origins and treatment of Children’s brain tumours including WNT-medulloblastoma, Ependymoma, Choroid Plexus Carcinoma and understanding stem cell potency.
The successful candidate will work with multi-omic datasets from whole genome sequencing, whole transcriptome sequencing, single cell RNA sequencing, Chromatin IP sequencing and proteomics. The role holder will participate in the research activities of the laboratory as a whole and will also contribute their own innovative ideas, resulting in potential independent projects. The appointed individual will play a fundamental role in analysing the data produced by projects and generating hypotheses that will then be tested using animal models and ex-vivo systems. They will work in close contact with wet-lab scientists producing the data and also with core facility scientists and the larger community of bioinformaticians within the institute.
The successful candidate should have a strong background in bioinformatics and statistics, and prior experience working with both single-cell and bulk genomic and transcriptomic data. Excellent computer skills (programming including an advanced knowledge of R, linux shell, and sequencing analysis software) are essential. A PhD in a relevant discipline (biology, mathematics, statistics or similar) is desirable but not essential. Some amount of wet lab experience (in particular in cell or molecular biology) would be an advantage.
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Closing date:
Contract length:
3 years in the first instance
University of Cambridge
CRUK Cambridge Institute

Contact Information

Anne Nicholson
University of Cambridge
+44 (0)1223 767600

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