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Research Assistant (Fixed Term)


The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a University Department situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some 10 research groups and 150 bench scientists. The successful candidate will join Dr Serena Nik Zainal's research group https://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/serenanikzainal

This position will be involved in several exciting bioinformatic projects which will assess whole cancer genome sequencing data that has already been generated as part of the Genomics England study. As part of these projects, you will perform analysis on next-generation sequencing data and derive mutational signatures, perform analyses to seek aetiologies, optimise current algorithms and/or develop new ones for biological and clinical classification. You will also provide support to other laboratory personnel. A background in bioinformatics is essential.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 October 2023 in the first instance.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th September 2021.

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 27th September 2021.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. 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 e-mail address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please ensure that you outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role on the online application form.

Please quote reference SK27853 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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