Team Leader in Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics
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.
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
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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