Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cancer Genetics and Biology

University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 7: Salary in range £32,236 - £36,261 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cancer Genetics and Biology to join the group led by Dr David Church at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics.


You will lead the molecular characterisation and analysis of the large tumour collections that have generated, and to assist in the functional validation of novel variants uncovered by these analyses. The overarching aim of the research is to define new prognostic classifiers for clinical use, and to identify potentially targetable alterations and pathways for validation in preclinical models and clinical trials.


You will have a PhD (or close to completion) in a relevant subject with a demonstrable academic and technical ability. You will have experience of the genetic analysis of human diseases, including cancer; experience of other techniques of cancer analysis, specifically including western blotting and immunohistochemistry and ability to work with a high degree of independence, to learn rapidly and to master several laboratory techniques. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to work independently as well as in a team and to manage the day-to-day running of a research project.


This position is fixed-term until 31 March 2020, with the possibility of renewal, and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).


Please quote ref. 139549 on all correspondence. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.


Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 25 March 2019 can be considered.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-139549

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