Opening For Genomics and Bioinformatics Manager

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Genomics and Bioinformatics Manager

Division: Molecular Pathology
Team: Tumour Profiling Unit
Length of Contract: 3 years
Hours per week: 35
The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes. Our mission is to make the discoveries that defeat cancer. We have a long and distinguished history of research with a major impact on the outcome for cancer patients. Our unique partnership with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (RMH) makes us the largest comprehensive cancer centre in Europe, performing high quality original basic research and translational studies. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Professor Alan Ashworth FRS, we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world.  The ICR was ranked as the UK’s top academic research centre in the 2008 Higher Education Funding Council Research Assessment Exercise. Based on our publication record, citations and impact we rank among the world’s leading cancer research centres.
The Tumour Profiling Unit (TPU) at the ICR is a state-of-the-art facility that uses Next Generation Sequencing technologies to investigate cancer genomes in patient biopsies from diagnosis and throughout treatment. As part of the TPU, the Genomics Facility provides a comprehensive set of genomic profiling platforms aimed at understanding tumour biology and cancer treatment.  Operating alongside the Genomics Facility, the Bioinformatics Technical Support service provides bioinformatics support to research teams across the ICR and Royal Marsden as part of the Informatics Facility.
The Genomics and Bioinformatics Manager will be responsible for managing the operation of the genomics platforms and workflows within the TPU.  The post holder will also be responsible for managing the bioinformatics workflows operating within the TPU, and those workflows established as part of the Bioinformatics Technical Support service.
This is an exciting role that will be instrumental managing two important services at the ICR. Applicants will therefore be experienced in the management of genomics and bioinformatics on an institutional level, and in meeting the requirements of researchers.
An important element of the role will be in education and outreach across the organisation to ensure that researchers gain maximum benefit from the services offered and are supported in their use. 
The successful candidate will have considerable relevant management and technical experience and will be expected to possess a relevant postgraduate degree.  He/she will need to possess excellent communication and management skills.
Starting salary will be based on skills, experience and qualifications.
To apply please submit your CV and covering letter (addressing where you meet the person specification and incl. the names and addresses of two referees) online via our website at:,
Informal enquires can be made to Dr Amanda Swain ( Please do not send your application to Dr Swain, formal applications must be submitted online.