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Postdoc Position in Prostate Cancer at Imperial College London

A new postdoctoral associate position in bioinformatics is available at Imperial College London. The initial contract for this position is 36 months. Applicants should apply before January 02, 2019.

The Prostate Cancer Research group, in the Division of Cancer, invite applications for a Research Associate position from highly-motivated applicants with an enthusiastic interest and expertise in the use of bioinformatics and large data sets to investigate transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulation in prostate cancer.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and expanding group, undertaking collaborative and multidisciplinary work with the aim of understanding and combating resistance to therapy in advanced prostate cancer. As well as analysis and investigative work, the role will involve collaboration with academic and pharmaceutical colleagues in the UK and USA, offering excellent opportunities to develop skills and networks.

The successful candidate will hold a First Class or an Upper Second Class degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) and a PhD in bioinformatics, molecular/cell biology or a closely-related discipline.

The successful candidate will have published a minimum of one peer-reviewed research paper as first author and is required to be proficient in the use of R bioinformatics software, and analysis of RNA/DNA-seq and gene expression (e.g. CBioPortal) data sets. Previous experience in RNA biology, RNA-sequencing, analysis of microarray data and handling/manipulation of large data sets is advantageous. Candidates should be well-organised, self-motivated, able to work effectively as part of a team, and passionate about excelling in biomedical research. The successful candidate should also be self-motivated, ambitious, and able to work well in a team. This post is full time and fixed-term for 36 months and funded by Prostate Cancer UK.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within the Division of Cancer, Imperial College London, one of the top 10 leading research-led universities worldwide, and will afford numerous possibilities for training and collaboration, with other world-leading institutions. Imperial College provides an outstanding environment for basic, clinical and translational research and provides support and development opportunities for Post-Doctoral Research Associates and Fellows through the award-winning Postdoc and Fellows Development Centre.

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