Team Leader in Genetics
Closing Date 31/05/2019, 23:55
Vacancy Type Full time
Type of Contract Non-time Limited
Hours per Week 35
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 four 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 Division of Genetics and Epidemiology led by Professor Richard Houlston FRS, is internationally renowned for its pioneering work in understanding the underlying genetic causes of cancer risk. High-quality laboratory, epidemiological and clinical research within the division is driven by energetic, innovative leadership and complemented by participation in national and international research consortiums, clinical collaborations and technological partnerships.
Gene discovery research in the Division has been extremely successful, identifying genetic predisposition factors in a wide variety of cancers, including breast, ovarian, prostate, lung, testicular, brain, haematological and childhood cancers. The work has revealed important insights into the genetic architecture of cancer, and has identified both genetic and epigenetic factors that play an important role in determining cancer risk.
We are committed to take on the challenges of identifying and characterising cancer predisposition through the large scale genomic studies and down-stream functional analyses. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated researcher to establish an independent research programme in cancer genetics.
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.