The Marioni laboratory at the CRUK Cambridge Institute (part of the University of Cambridge) is seeking to hire a motivated Senior Research Associate to develop approaches for analysing single-cell genomics data in the presence of genetic information.

The Marioni group is a world leader in computational biology, with a particular interest in developing methods that exploit high-throughput genomics data to understand the molecular mechanisms that underpin cell fate decisions in the contexts of normal development and in cancer. The successful applicant will exploit increasing efforts to pair high-throughput single-cell genomics information, particularly single-cell RNA-sequencing, with genetic information. By so doing, they will help build links between developmental and immunological responses that can only be measured at single cell resolution and genetic variation.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, creative and competent individual with excellent experience in computational biology. Experience in genetics, single-cell genomics, immunology or cancer biology would be beneficial. The successful candidate should show initiative and independent thinking, possess excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team. The post would include day-to-day mentoring of junior staff, such as graduate students or research assistants, and could include line management responsibilities. Therefore, line-management experience is desirable.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline.

For up to date information about the research group, including our most recent publications, please see our website at:

Appointment to Senior Research Associate is subject to approval by the Faculty Board of Clinical Medicine.

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.

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The closing date is 19 November 2019, with the interview date TBC.

Please send applications in the following format: a CV; the names and contact details of referees; a cover letter explaining why you wish to be considered for this particular role, what you will bring to the project and listing your research experience to date.

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 SW21374 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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5 Nov 2019
19 Nov 2019