Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Machine Learning in Cancer
Dr Crispin Miller Laboratory
Starting Salary from £31,604 to £41,929 (Depending on experience) plus relocation allowance where appropriate. Initial 3 year fixed term contract.
Would you like to develop your scientific career in a research institute that is founded on the quality of its people, acknowledged for its collaborative environment and designed to promote the development of the most outstanding and dedicated scientists? Many early career researchers have already made that decision and at present over 100 of them are now benefiting from our excellent training programme.
The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute supports cutting edge research into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development and is one of the leading research institutes in Europe. The Institute provides an outstanding research environment, underpinned by state-of-the-art core services and advanced technologies, with special emphasis on imaging, metabolomics, and in vivo models.
Our innovative and ambitious research themes focus on understanding the regulation of the tumour microenvironment and cancer metabolism, in particular:
• Intrinsic cancer cell vulnerabilities
• Interplay between the tumour microenvironment, metastasis and recurrence
• Biology of early disease, aimed at developing a ‘Precision Prevention’ approach
A postdoctoral position is open in the newly established Computational Biology laboratory of Dr. Crispin Miller. Dr Miller’s laboratory conducts cutting-edge research that exploits genomics data to ask how changes to the cancer genome impact upon tumour growth and maintenance.
We are seeking a highly-motivated scientist to apply machine learning approaches to identify patterns in alternative splicing, and to ask how these are changed in tumours. A relevant PhD, previous experience working with machine learning algorithms and coding in a mathematical environment such as R, are essential. Significant knowledge of cancer biology, genomics and analysis of ‘omics data are desirable, but not a pre-requisite: applicants with strong computational skills and a desire to apply these to critical questions of cancer biology are encouraged to apply.
For informal enquiries please email Dr Crispin Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute is committed to increase the number of female scientists at this level and encourages female applicants to apply. We have recently introduced a highly attractive maternity policy which provides 12-18 months support and funding for postdocs wishing to take time off to spend with their children.
All applications must be made via our website at http://www.beatson.gla.ac.uk/careers/postdoctoral-fellows/.
Closing date for applications: 03 May 2019