In 2013, Europe’s top cancer charity, Cancer Research UK, combined with the University of Cambridge to fund the world class Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, situated on the Addenbrooke’s Biomedical Campus in Cambridge.

As part of the University Of Cambridge School Of Clinical Medicine, the Institute’s research ranges from basic cancer biology through translational cancer research to clinical application. The Institute currently houses over 350 researchers and support staff with 20 research groups. It provides a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment in cancer research, with state of the art facilities and core scientific resources, and good links with the scientific community of Cambridge.

The Markowetz lab at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on computational problems in cancer genomics, in particular to further develop our approaches for copy number signature analyses for bulk and single cell data.

Key responsibilities:

  • The postdoc will work closely together with researchers in the Markowetz lab and local collaborators.
  • Investigate research questions and develop specific research project(s) under guidance from Group Leader
  • Develop academic independence
  • Be pro-active in innovation and problem solving, improves established protocols, develops new protocols
  • May need to provide specialist advice, guidance and supervision to colleagues
  • Will provide technical day to day supervision to PhD students working in the same area
  • Share knowledge and expertise for the benefit of others
  • Make decision on own work and maybe that of others in the Group
  • Receive some supervision, but organises and prioritises own work
  • Make a significant contribution to the production of research papers for publication
  • Present findings to group members and other internal audiences
  • Present research externally at international meetings
  • Author papers under guidance from the Group Leader

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date is 24 October 2019, with the interview date TBC.

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.

Please quote reference SW20825 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.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

25 Sep 2019
24 Oct 2019