Opening For Bioinformatician - Queen Mary

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Opening For Bioinformatician - Queen Mary

Job Ref:     QMUL4628

Applications are sought for a Bioinformatician to undertake research and provide support towards the maintenance and expansion of the Bioinformatics Infrastructure for the Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank (BCCTB) in a timely and resource efficient manner, as appropriate for the research area. The successful candidate will undertake day-to-day curation, maintenance and administration of an existing generic data management system based on the BioMart technology enabling BCCTB users to mine and integrate published data on breast cancer from multiple different sources into their current research projects. The research will be based in the Centre for Molecular Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

The successful applicant will have a PhD degree in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology, a solid understanding and significant experience in scripting language such as Perl or Python in a Linux environment. A high level of expertise in the use of relational databases, in particular MySQL, is essential. Experience with data analysis on breast cancer experiments is desirable. Experience with BioMart data management system would also be an advantage.

The post is full time from January 2015 until June 2018 in the first instance. Starting salary will be in the range of £35,319 - £41,553 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

The Barts Cancer Institute requires that applicants invited for interview will need to provide all certificates to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Dr Claude Chelala: +(0)207 882 3570 or email eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%63%2e%63%68%65%6c%61%6c%61%40%71%6d%75%6c%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%63%2e%63%68%65%6c%61%6c%61%40%71%6d%75%6c%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).

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Interviews likely to be held early January 2015.