Research Associate in Bioinformatics

University of Cambridge Department of Haematology

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate - Bioinformatician in the group of Professor George Vassiliou in the Department of Haematology and the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (https://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/people/pi/vassiliou). The Vassiliou group is working at the forefront of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of myeloid leukaemia and pre-leukaemia, using both experimental and computational methods. The post holder will use computational and analytical methods to develop new ways to identify those at risk of developing leukaemia years before they do so and to give insights into the behaviour of pre-leukaemia and clonal haematopoiesis. They will analyse large datasets from resources such as the UK Biobank and also genomic/transcriptomic/epigenomic data from experiments performed by our team and our collaborators.

As well as studying next generation sequencing data from genomic, functional and therapeutic studies, there will also be opportunity to integrate these with clinical, haematological, analytical and imaging data.

The successful applicant will join another two bioinformaticians in the Vassiliou lab and will interact closely with the Stem Cell Institute's core bioinformatic team and other Faculty bioinformaticians and computational biologists.

It is essential that the candidate holds a PhD in relevant subject area (e.g. Mathematics, Physics, Computational Biology). Whilst direct experience in the study of leukaemia and other cancers is desirable, the successful candidate must have strong statistical and quantitative skills, be passionate about science and excited to learn and improve skills in an outstanding research environment.

Proficiency with a scripting language (e.g. Perl/Python/Java/C++) and statistical data analysis environments (R, Matlab) would be a strong advantage. Additional knowledge and experience of UNIX/Linux and cluster computer is desirable.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Professor George Vassiliou, gsv20@cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2024 in the first instance.

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The closing date for this vacancy is 25 April 2021 with interviews expected to be held on 30 April 2021.

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