Postdoctoral Fellow - Cancer genomics and somatic evolution

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary range: £31,115 to £39,004 per annum plus excellent benefits.
November 04 2016
Position Type
Full Time

We are looking for an excellent postdoctoral candidate to carry out research in cancer genomics with Dr Inigo Martincorena; in the emerging field of somatic evolution in normal tissues. The postdoctoral fellow will use novel sequencing methods and computational data analysis to study somatic mutation in human tissues, a new area of great potential for exciting discoveries. Computational projects in cancer genomics are also available. This post is open to applicants interested in either computational work or a mixture of computational work and microscopy.

To find out more about the Martincorena Group visit:

Essential Skills

  • PhD in Cancer Genomics, Genetics, Evolution, Computational Biology or Histology
  • Strong background in NGS and bioinformatics, or strong interest in bioinformatics and experience in microscopy/histology
  • The postdoctoral fellow should be highly motivated, have good organisational skills and be able to work well as part of a team

Ideal Skills

  • Programming, e.g. R or Python
  • Good statistical background
  • Experience in histology
  • Experience in cancer genomics, comparative genomics and/or population genetics

Other information

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to the Wellcome Genome Campus Courses, Conferences and Public Engagement (CCPE) programme. The CCPE programme delivers training and engagement focussed around genomics, its applications, and implications.  Its vision is to inspire a range of audiences both on the Campus and beyond it, and make the world of genomics open and accessible to all.

To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops. In addition the Campus is home to the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course and Scientific Conferences programme and the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.  

Closing date for applications:  27th November 2016however applications will be considered and reviewed on an on-going basis and therefore the post may be filled before the deadline.

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