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Research Fellow in Computational Biology

  • Application Deadline
    14 September 2019
    (application date has expired)
  • Job Salary
    £35,328 to £42,701 Inclusive of London Allowance
  • Website
  • Contact Name
    Cancer Institute HR Office

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 - £42,701 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance.

We are seeking a creative and self-motivated computational biologist to work on glioblastoma invasion for the Neurogenesis and Brain Cancer group, which focuses on glioblastoma invasion and the role that the brain microenvironment plays in this process. The main aim of the project is to investigate the molecular signatures of invading glioblastoma cells and determine how underlying tumour genetics and cell-cell interactions drive invasive mechanisms using novel glioblastoma mouse models that recapitulate the human disease.

The post holder will be expected to contribute to all phases of the project life cycle, from study design to publication and be able to identify and apply the most suitable computational methods to be used in the research project.

The post holder will collaborate closely with other members of the team and be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of RNA-, exome and ChiP-sequencing data from single and bulk tumour cells.

This post is advertised for 1 year initially with the possibility of extension.

The successful candidate must have, or be studying towards, a PhD or possess equivalent experience.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if it is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,922 - £32,607 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.
Demonstrable research experience in bioinformatics and a proven ability to deliver high-quality scientific outputs is essential.

The successful candidate must be proficient in R and one of the following programming languages: C++, Perl, Python, and have sufficient expertise in statistical analysis. Experience in analysis of high throughput RNA-sequencing data is essential, experience in single cell analysis an advantage.

The applicant should demonstrate an ability and willingness to work collaboratively with basic research scientists.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/working-ucl/jobs-ucl search on Reference Number 1812262

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Cancer Institute HR Office [email protected]

Closing Date: 14 September 2019
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.
Interview Date: TBC

UCL Taking Action for Equality: our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

To apply click here: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/saf/login.cgi?owner=5041178&ownertype=fair&jcode=1812262&external=246637

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