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Research Associate x 2 (Fixed Term)


Two full-time Research Associate positions are available to work on a European Research Council funded cancer genomics project on renal cell carcinoma. The positions will be based in a vibrant genomics group, under supervision of Professor Eamonn Maher, based within the Academic Department of Medical Genetics on Level 6 of the Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

This research project involves using a variety of approaches including cancer genomics, cell biology and in vitro drug assays to identify novel genes for inherited kidney cancer, investigate gene function and develop therapeutic interventions for kidney cancer. The primary aims of these positions will be to undertake in silico analyses on cancer genomic data sets (exome, gene expression, drug sensitivity etc) and/or molecular genetics analyses.

Candidates should have experience in bioinformatics, ideally in the computational analysis and interpretation of next generation sequencing or genomic datasets and/or in molecular genetic analysis, a degree in biomedical sciences or computer science, and a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. They will be motivated, have good inter-personal skills and the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and collaborative environment

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2019 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Closing date for applications is the 23rd May 2018, with interviews to be held on 4th June 2018.

Please quote reference SS15544 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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