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Position: Bioinformatics Officer - Analytical Scientist
Institution: Institute of Cancer Research
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Computational Biology and Chemogenomics team develops and applies state-of-the-art computational approaches and data analyses to inform and support drug discovery. The role focuses on the development and provision of broad, state-of-the art bioinformatics analysis to support drug discovery and will involve both applying bioinformatics and the development of pipelines to support these
Requirements: Applicants should hold a degree in Cancer Biology, Genetics, Computer Science or associated subject, with established programming and scripting experience, and several years of experience in applying NGS and broad bioinformatics analyses. Experience with nextflow, R shiny and cancer informatics is desirable
   
Text: Skip to content Toggle navigation Making the discoveries that defeat cancer Donate now Making the discoveries that defeat cancer Donate now Login | Register Toggle navigation Home Current Vacancies Help Center Bioinformatics Officer - Analytical Scientist Closing Date 31/10/2021, 23:55 Location Sutton (Greater London) Division Cancer Therapeutics Team Computational Biology and Chemogenomics Vacancy Type Full time Type of Contract Fixed Term Length of Contract till 30 September 2024 Hours per Week 35 Salary Range starting from £43,000 per annum The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research organisations, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, and discovered many of the early chemotherapy drugs. Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. The ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Our unique partnership with The Royal Marsden and ‘bench-to-bedside’ approach allows us to create and deliver results in a way that other institutions cannot. Together we are rated in the top five cancer centres globally. The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission - to make the discoveries that defeat cancer. Vacancy Description The Computational Biology and Chemogenomics team develops and applies state-of-the-art computational approaches and data analyses to inform and support drug discovery. The team is integrated within the drug discovery teams and forms a critical part of CTU drug discovery projects, across all drug discovery phases. We inform experimental design; derive innovative data analysis pipelines, using state of the art tools and bespoke methodologies. Our activities also include integrating novel findings with existing multidisciplinary knowledge and generating experimentally testable hypotheses contributing to the success of drug discovery projects. The team is also part of the ICR’s Department of Data Science which provides team members access to broader Data Science and computational expertise and capabilities.The role focuses on the development and provision of broad, state-of-the art bioinformatics analysis to support drug discovery and will involve both applying bioinformatics and the development of pipelines to support these.Applicants should hold a degree in Cancer Biology, Genetics, Computer Science or associated subject, with established programming and scripting experience, and several years of experience in applying NGS and broad bioinformatics analyses. Experience with nextflow, R shiny and cancer informatics is desirable.The full salary range for the grade is £43,000 - £56,000 per annum. Appointments are normally made at the start of the range which represents the market rate for the role but consideration will be given to experience and skills. Future progression is based on annual performance review.To apply please submit an application on the ICR Careers site, attaching your CV with the supporting statement (addressing with specific examples where you meet the person specification, a brief description of your research experience, and including names and addresses of at least two referees).For more details, please refer to the job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.The ICR is the leading academic research centre in the UK. Effective industry collaboration and innovation in new medicines and technologies are at the heart of our approach to drive benefits for patients. The ICR is ranked: first for the quality and impact of our research*second worldwide for the number of our publications cited in patents**fourth worldwide for the citation rate of scientific research published across all fields**fourth worldwide for top-cited research publications**in the top five higher education institutions worldwide for academic influence and commercial impact** *2014 Research Excellence Framework** U-Multirank, 2020 Job Description and Person Specification Bioinformatics officer CTU Oct2021.pdf - 238KB Additional Documentation for Candidates View cookie / data protection and privacy policy  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS Terms and conditions Privacy Cookies Accessibility Copyright © 2016 The Institute of Cancer Research. All rights reserved.
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