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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


Bioinformatics System Administrator, KCL

The Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s are looking for an experienced Linux Systems Administrator. Candidates should have prior experience in high-performance computing maintenance & administration. The role will involve responsibility for backup and archiving, development of software to meet the academic needs of system users, support and administration of a large number of bioinformatics tools, particularly in the next-generation sequencing field.

See the Job Advert for more details

4 Bioinformatician posts at NIHR BRC for Mental Health, KCL

4 exciting new bioinformatician posts at the NIHR BRC for Mental Health, Kings College London

A collaboration with UCSF:

Postdoctoral research covering maternity leave in the first instance:

2 developer roles:

Linux Neuroimaging sys admin / data wrangler

The Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London is looking for a Linux systems administrator / data manager to support acquisition and analysis of neuroimaging data: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AEI988/systems-and-data-administrator/

Job at VectorBase, Imperial

There is a vacancy for a bioinformatician within the VectorBase project at Imperial College London. The successful applicant will work mostly on database and web application development for population genomics, which is becoming important in the understanding and control of human disease vector species, such as mosquitoes.

Full job ad: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AEE469/bioinformatician/

For more about VectorBase, please see: http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/content/40/D1/D729 and http://vectorbase.org


J. Craig Venter Inst are looking for a Cloud Systems Engineer:


The position requires a developer for deploying bioinformatics applications on cloud environments (EC2, Eucalyptus, Openstack), mostly coding against the cloud APIs but also having a strong foundation in Linux sysadmin skills in order to maintain JCVI’s private cloud cluster, and wiliness to join and contribute new ideas as part of a research team.

Eagle Genomics Job

2 Bioinformatics Software Developer positions going at Eagle Genomics:

Wanted: Bioinformaticians | Bioinformatics, Cloud, Ensembl, Open source, Shell scripting | Eagle Genomics.