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Cancer Bioinformatics Jobs in London

Couple of London-based Bioinformatics positions available:

Senior Bioinformatician in the  Gene Function Team, Inst. of Cancer Research, Chelsea, London led by Professor Alan Ashworth.

The Gene Function Laboratory currently houses over 30 scientists and runs a wide-ranging portfolio of projects including basic cancer biology and drug development programmes. As part of these projects, the laboratory interacts with a diverse range of collaborators, contract research organisations, pharmaceutical companies and funding charities.

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Bioinformatician to support high- throughput cell-based screening and Next Generation Sequencing based projects within the Breakthrough Centre. The successful post holder will perform statistical analyses and quality control reporting on screen data, using publicly available packages and commercial software to facilitate the prompt and efficient transfer of data into scientific publications. The postholder will also perform next generation sequencing data analysis including read alignment and variant calling.

Experience in the analysis of RNA interference or cell-based drug screens is essential, as is the ability to apply existing third-party tools to the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing and microarray data sets.

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, have scripting experience in R and Perl and will ideally hold a post-graduate qualification in bioinformatics.

The starting salary will be in the range £40,725 – £43,119 p.a. inclusive and the position will be offered initially on a fixed-term contract of one year.

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr Chris Lord (chris.lord@icr.ac.uk). Please note – this address is for enquiries only and you should not send your application to this email address; CV, pdf copies of your best 3 publications over the last 5 years and covering letter must be submitted online at http://www.icr.ac.uk/jobsearch. Job Ref. No. 1279843

Closing date: 16 October 2012

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position available in Cancer Bioinformatics at  UCL Cancer Institute and CR-UK London Research Institute

A fellowship position is available in the UCL Cancer Institute and CR-UK London Research Institute in the Swanton laboratory
To study mechanisms of cancer genome instability, intratumour heterogeneity and drug resistance using genome wide cancer sequencing and trasncriptomic datasets in breast cancer, funded by the BCRF, building on recent work (Gerlinger et al New England Journal of Medicine 2012 and Yap and Swanton Science Translational Medicine 2012). Potential candidates will be expected to have an interest in oncology and translational research and be proficient in ‘R’ or equivalent and have a strong statistical background. Competitive London PDRF salary will be offered to the successful applicant.

Please make informal inquiries with a CV and covering letter to charles.swanton@cancer.org.uk