Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Cancer Genomics: Research group is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated quantitative scientist with a background in bioinformatics, computational biology, maths, statistics, physics, computer science, or related quantitative disciplines to join our team at the Institute of Genetics and Cancer. The successful candidate will use cutting-edge, data-driven approaches to model the spatiotemporal evolutionary trajectories of structural variants in tumors and inform patient stratification, better predict treatment response and improve clinical outcomes for patients.
Designation: Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Research Area: Cancer Genomics and Evolution
Location: Institute of Genetics and Cancer, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, EH4 2XU, UK
- PhD (or near completion) in Bioinformatics, Computational biology, Maths, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science or a related quantitative discipline.
- Research experience in a quantitative science, demonstrating the ability to develop, deliver and publish high-quality research.
- Experience handling, processing, and analyzing large research datasets.
- Fluency in a statistical programming language (e.g. R or Python).
- Ability to communicate complex information clearly, orally and in writing.
The successful candidate will play a critical role in the statistical analyses of large cancer sequencing datasets, working collaboratively with clinicians, biologists, and other computational scientists in a cross-disciplinary team. They will develop and apply statistical and computational methods to disentangle the structural variant landscape in tumors and undertake world-class interdisciplinary science driven by clinically important questions.
|Salary||UE07: £36,333.00 – £43,155.00 Per Annum, Pro Rata.|
|Contract Type||Fixed Term – 2 Years; Full Time – 35 Hours Per Week.|
|Staff Benefits||A wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working, and much more.|
|Sponsorship||The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.|
|Athena SWAN award||The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education.|
|Race Equality Charter||The University is a member of the Race Equality Charter, promoting race equality in higher education.|
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- Undertake statistical analyses of large cancer sequencing datasets.
- Develop and apply statistical and computational methods to disentangle the structural variant landscape in tumors.
- Work collaboratively with clinicians, biologists, and other computational scientists in a cross-disciplinary team.
- Contribute to the design, planning, and execution of research projects.
- Publish research in high-quality journals.
- Communicate research findings to a variety of audiences.
How to Apply: Applicants should apply through the University of Edinburgh’s job portal by clicking here. Please ensure that you upload your CV, a cover letter, and the names and contact details of three referees.
Last Date for Apply: April 7, 2023