Job offer in london Research Associate at University College London



Cancer Institute

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

The UCL Cancer Institute is part of the Faculty of Medical Sciences and is the focus for cancer research at UCL ( www.ucl.ac.uk/cancer ). Located in the heart of London, the Institute’s activities and space are spread across 5 buildings and 2 campuses, the Paul O’Gorman Building being the central research hub, with around 300 scientists conducting basic and translational research.

A position for a Research Associate is available to work in the laboratory of Dr Nischalan Pillay at UCL. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team comprising clinicians and basic scientists, and bioinformaticians to determine the role of DNA methylation heterogeneity in fuelling sarcoma heterogeneity. Some of the datasets have already been generated using methylation arrays and more will become available using reduced representation bisulfite sequencing and possibly whole genome bisulfite sequencing where needed. In parallel, genomic datasets are available which are being interrogated by other members of the team. It is expected that the methylation data will be analysed in an integrative fashion with the genomic datasets.

Duties and responsibilities of the post holder include but are not limited to:conduct bioinformatic and statistical analysis of methylation array data (available) and RRBS data (to be generated), to engage closely with members of the Medical Genomics group – UCL and Dr. Feber’s laboratory (Division of Tissue and Energy – UCL), to ensure that results are recorded, analysed and written up in a timely fashion.

The position is available for 1 year in the first instance.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or be studying towards a PhD) in biological sciences. Demonstrated knowledge of cancer biology, experience in advanced statistical analyses, and in programming (Python, Matlab, R, C++ etc) are also essential Criteria.

Competent in next-generation sequencing and array analysis, publication record as primary author in relevant peer-review journals and competency in imputation and use of ENSEMBL, UCSC and other relevant databases are also among essential criteria.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,316-£31,967 per annum)with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

UCL vacancy reference: 1741106        

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For enquiries regarding the application process please contact Laime Matkeviciute (HR Assistant), l.matkeviciute@ucl.ac.uk

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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