Senior Bioinformatician-CRUK Grand Challenge: Mutographs of Can
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- Full Time
Salary Range: GBP31,498 to GBP39,729, plus excellent benefits.
Fixed-Term contract for 5 years.
An exciting bioinformatics opportunity has become available under the leadership of Professor Sir Mike Stratton as part of the CRUK Grand Challenge, Mutographs of Cancer project.
Specifically, this position will involve helping to develop and apply novel algorithms to unravel the mutational signatures that will explain the major global differences in cancer incidence. This important project aims to understand the biological mechanisms underlying cancer-causing mutational processes and to explore their application towards surveillance of mutagenic exposures in human populations.
The successful candidate will be embedded in a multidisciplinary team and will be tasked with further developing the analysis software and workflows. This role involves working alongside world leading scientific and IT staff to analyse and interpret the large genomic sequencing data sets that will be generated.
This position would suit a Bioinformatician/Software Developer who enjoys developing software tools for the analysis of large genomic data sets. The analysis software needs to be efficient, visually appealing and interpretable by the scientific/clinical community. We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary team environment to help solve complex IT issues which will ultimately aid our understanding of mutational processes in humans.
Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge is the most ambitious cancer research grant in the world - a series of GBP20m awards supporting international, multi-disciplinary teams willing to take on the toughest challenges in cancer - providing the freedom to try novel approaches, at scale, in the pursuit of life changing discoveries.
The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.
The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited's 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.
To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.
Although experience of bioinformatics would be a distinct advantage, applications are welcome from enthusiastic and committed graduates or candidates from other fields who wish to pursue a career in bioinformatics whilst carrying out a challenging and rewarding role.
Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.
Closing date for applications: 15th September 2017, however applications will be considered and reviewed on an on-going basis and therefore the post may be filled before the deadline.