Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Analytical Scientist - Molecular Oncology team (Prof Nick Turner)

Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

London, United Kingdom

Key Information

Salary: Commencement on the salary range is subject to comparable skills and experience. Future progression is based on annual performance review

Duration of Contract: Fixed Term for 3 years

Hours per week: 35 hours per week (Full Time)

Closing Date: 17th July 2022

Job Details

Summary of Role

We are looking to appoint an Analytical Scientist to understand and perform basic bioinformatics analysis of routine NGS experiments. The successful candidate will also contribute to the delivery of the next generation biomarker-based clinical studies in breast cancer. 

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have a MSc in bioinformatics/computational biology or equivalent and be able to demonstrate experience on NGS techniques and workflows together with experience working on large scale computing systems and in in using bioinformatics data analysis tools (e.g. R/Bioconductor).

Department/Directorate Information

The Molecular Oncology Laboratory, headed by Professor Nicholas Turner, focuses on identifying and understanding resistance to breast cancer treatments with the objective of designing novel approaches to treating cancer. In addition, we are developing novel precision medicine strategies for breast cancer using circulating free DNA and other non-invasive assays of breast tumour phenotypes, with the aim to use such assays to personalise breast cancer therapy.

The Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at the ICR is the first centre in the UK entirely devoted to breast cancer research. Our goal is to advance research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. It is located in state-of-the-art laboratory space, with excellent core facilities and funding.

We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role. For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Ros Cutts via email (

About The Institute of Cancer Research

Why work for us?

As a member of staff, you’ll have exclusive access to a range of staff benefits.

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The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. Further information about working at the ICR can be found here.

We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles

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