Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

University College London (UCL)

London, United Kingdom

Research Fellow in Bioinformatics

Cancer Institute
Research Department of Oncology
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 the hub for cancer research at University College London, one of the World’s leading universities. The Institute draws together over 300 talented scientists who are working together to translate research discoveries into developing kinder, more effective therapies for cancer patients. We are seeking an interactive and self-motivated bioinformatician or programmer to work on cancer evolutionary and immune biology in prostate cancer.

The focus of the project is the investigation of prostate cancer evolution in response to immunotherapy, developing high throughput bioinformatics techniques to decipher cancer mutational and neoepitope signatures and tumour evolutionary trajectories through the disease course. In particular the successful candidate will analyse whole-exome and transcriptomic data from a national immunotherapy study in prostate cancer (NEPTUNES, NCT03061539). The project will also involve developing automated analysis of digital pathology specimens and integrating this with the genomic profiling.

The post is funded until August 2021 initially.

Applicants must have a PhD or be working towards a PhD. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if it is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 – £32,607 per annum, including London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

The successful candidate must be proficient in one or more of the following programming languages: C++, Perl, Python or R, and have sufficient expertise in statistical analyses. Experience in analysis of high throughput sequencing data and cancer genomics is essential. The applicant should demonstrate an ability and willingness to work in a multi-disciplinary team with cancer physicians, bioinformaticians and basic research scientists.

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Closing Date: 25 April 2019
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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