Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Team Leader in Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics

Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

Sutton, United Kingdom

Team Leader in Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics

Closing Date  

29/03/2020, 23:55

Location  Sutton

Vacancy Type  Full time

Type of Contract  Fixed Term

Length of Contract  6 years

Hours per Week  35

Salary Range  Starting Salary £61,000


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. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment.

Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FRS, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top five cancer centres globally.

The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.

Vacancy Description  

The new Centre for Evolution and Cancer within the Institute of Cancer Research is headed by Prof Mel Greaves and supported by a Strategic Award from the Wellcome Trust. The Centre focusses on interrogating clonal evolution in tumours by studying the dynamics of heterogeneous cancer cell populations and their microenvironment. In the Centre, we make use of multi-region genomic profiling, single-cell genetics, computational histopathological analysis and mathematical modelling to reconstruct the past evolutionary history of tumours and predict their future.

We are committed to take on the challenge of cancer’s complexity, evolution and progression through the discovery of innovative new approaches to cancer patient risk stratification. We want to build capacity in cancer evolutionary modelling, and particularly in the use of computational genomics and bioinformatics approaches for the analysis the large multi-omics cancer datasets. We are also very interested in single-cell genomic and transcriptomic analysis of data generated by the single-cell unit within our centre.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated researcher to establish an independent research programme focusing on computational genomics and bioinformatics analysis of multi-omics data in cancer, in order to contribute to the research of the Centre for Evolution and Cancer. This new team will be expected to work in association with the Centre’s Director Professor Mel Greaves FRS, the Deputy Director Professor Andrea Sottoriva, and in collaboration with the other faculty members.

 The appointment may be made at a tenure-track equivalent (Career Development Faculty) level. Appropriate support (including staff and consumables) for the successful applicant’s team will be provided. 

To apply, please complete your application. Along with completing the online application form, you will be asked to attach the following documents and failure to do so will mean your application cannot be considered on this occasion:

•           Full CV

•           Lists of major publications, achievements, research grants, distinctions.

•           Supporting Statement and  the names and contact details of three academic referees

•           Research plan (five to six pages outlining your current research interests and research programme for the next 5 years 

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Sir Mel Greaves or Professor Andrea Sottoriva

We are particularly keen to hear from women and members of minority ethnic groups who are currently under-represented in these positions


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We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff. We particularly welcome applications from women and people from ethnic minorities, as they are under-represented at the ICR at this level.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.