Postdoctoral Training Fellow in Cancer Bioinformatics

Employer
The Institute of Cancer Research, London
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Salary Range: £34,344- 40,107 per annum
Closing date
Feb 13, 2023

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Bioinformatics
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc Fellowship
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital

Salary: Dependent on relevant Postdoctoral experience. Future progression is based on annual performance review. If the candidate has not yet been awarded their PhD, the starting salary will be at  £34,344 until the successful completion of their viva.

This role is eligible for ICR Sponsorship.  Support will be provided for costs associated with Visa application. If you are considering relocating to the UK, further information can be found here. 

Duration of Contract: Fixed Term till 31 July 2025 in the first instance

Hours per week: 35 hours per week (Full Time)

Closing Date: Monday 13 February 2023  

Job Details

Under the leadership of Dr Syed Haider, we are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Training Fellow to join our Breast Cancer Research Bioinformatics Team.

We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatics postdoctoral researcher to apply and develop computational approaches that can identify new therapeutic candidates for aggressive breast cancers. The successful candidate will employ computational approaches to meaningfully integrate genomic profiles from public and in-house clinical cohorts with genome-wide perturbation screens (CRISPR-Cas9) to identify high-confidence therapeutic candidates.

The successful candidate will also have opportunities to optimise/extend our existing computational pipelines for pre-processing of big data in breast cancer (genomics, single cell and spatial technologies). Given the multidisciplinary nature of this position, the successful candidate is expected to play a key role in liaising with clinical and wet-lab scientists, as well as write up of research results in a highly collaborative environment.

General information on Post Doc's at The ICR can be found here.

Department/Directorate Information:

The Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at the ICR is the first centre in the UK entirely devoted to breast cancer research. Our goal is to advance research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. It is located in state-of-the-art laboratory space, with excellent core facilities and funding.

The Breast Cancer Research Bioinformatics Team is an interdisciplinary group of researchers (~10) who are experts in genomic data analysis and machine learning. We work in a highly dynamic and collaborative environment focussing on the identification of molecular markers of breast cancer by interrogating genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic datasets profiled using bulk as well as single-cell assays. These molecular datasets are generated using patient samples and patient-derived models (xenografts and organoids), and interpreted alongside clinical covariates of patients. In particular, we are interested in the application and development of bioinformatics methods to help understand the molecular basis of treatment resistant breast cancers.

We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached for more detailed information regarding this role. For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Syed Haider by emailing Syed.Haider@icr.ac.uk

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