Research Fellow

Research Fellow

University College London (UCL)

London, United Kingdom

Cancer Institute
Department of Pathology

Research Fellow -Cancer heterogeneity and evolution -Bioinformatician

Full Time

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 – £42,701 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

The UCL Cancer Institute is part of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and is the focus for cancer research at UCL ( )

An exciting opportunity for a computational biologist with expertise in genomics and an interest in cancer evolution is now available in UCL/Francis Crick Institute, London,UK. We have compiled a large multi-omic dataset comprising well-annotated sarcoma samples collected in a multiregion, multi-time point fashion (primary, local recurrence and metastasis). A large proportion of the samples have undergone whole genome sequencing through the 100,000 Genomes Project in parallel with other studies. The successful candidate will be the lead Bioinformatician for the study of tumour evolution and genetic heterogeneity of multiple sarcoma subtypes such as osteosarcoma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours and chordoma. The other members of the multidisciplinary team will study the other ‘omic (transcriptomic, epigenomic) components of these and other sarcoma datasets.

The Research Fellow – Bioinformatician will join a multidisciplinary team including Professor Adrienne Flanagan and Dr Nischalan Pillay ( ) based at UCL Cancer Institute, and Dr Peter Van Loo’s Cancer Genomics group at the Francis Crick Institute ).

The post is initially funded for 24 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have a PhD in biological sciences (or be studying towards a PhD).

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922-£32,607 per annum)with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

Candidates will have previous experience in preparing molecular biology techniques, along with next-generation sequencing and array analysis. Experienced in advanced statistical analyses and programming (Python, Matlab, R, C++ etc) is essential.

Knowledge of software engineering and server maintenance is desirable.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to and search on Reference Number 1766137

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Nidhi Gosain .

Closing Date: 17 December 2018

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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