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Bioinformatics Officer

Institute of Cancer Research - he Breakthrough Toby Robins Breast Cancer Research Centre, at The Institute of Cancer Research, Chelsea, London

The Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre is the first centre in the UK entirely devoted to breast cancer research. Our goal is to advance research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. We are located in new laboratory space with excellent core facilities and funding. We currently have a number of vacancies in the Centre, headed by Professor Alan Ashworth, FRS.

We are seeking an experienced and motivated Bioinformatics Officer to support high-throughput cell-based screening and Next Generation Sequencing based projects within the Breakthrough Centre. The successful post holder will perform statistical analyses and quality control reporting on screen data, using publicly available packages and commercial software to facilitate the prompt and efficient transfer of data into scientific publications. The postholder will also perform next generation sequencing data analysis including read alignment and variant calling.

Experience in the analysis of RNA interference or cell-based drug screens is essential, as is the ability to apply existing third-party tools to the analysis of Next Generation Sequencing and microarray data sets.  

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject, have scripting experience in R and Perl and will ideally hold a post-graduate qualification in bioinformatics.

The starting salary will be in the range £39,143 - £46,052 p.a. inclusive and the position will be offered initially on a fixed-term contract of three years.

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr. Chris Lord (chris.lord@icr.ac.uk). Please note - this address is for enquiries only and CVs must be submitted in line with the instructions below.

For further details of how to apply, as well as a job description and personal specification, please visit our website at www.icr.ac.uk/jobs. Alternatively you may call our 24 hour recruitment line on 020 7153 5475 quoting job Ref 421.

Closing date: 12th April 2011