Job Ref: 1450966
Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years. We provided the first convincing evidence that DNA damage is the basic cause of cancer, laying the foundation for the now universally accepted idea that cancer is a genetic disease.
Today, The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted drugs for personalised cancer treatment. Under the leadership of our Chief Executive, Professor Paul Workman FMedSci, the ICR is ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre. Together with our partner The Royal Marsden, we are rated in the top four cancer centres globally. The Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre at the ICR is the first centre in the UK entirely devoted to breast cancer research and its goal is to advance research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. It is located in state-of-the-art laboratory space, with excellent core facilities and funding. The ICR is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best minds in the world to join us in our mission – to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.
We are seeking a committed and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Training Fellow to work full time on a number of exciting projects in our Complex Trait Genetics laboratory, led by Dr Nick Orr. The successful applicant will use the Breakthrough Generations Study and the Breakthrough Male Breast Cancer Study to functionally characterise inherited susceptibility to breast cancer and to explore opportunities for early detection of breast cancer by profiling of circulating cell-free tumour DNA. The successful applicant will enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team and interacting with our internal and external biology, epidemiology and pathology collaborators. The post holder will excel in coordinating and exploring medical research areas through exploiting with these collaborations, be a fast learner, and will be highly committed.
Candidates should possess a PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics or other relevant discipline and have a strong track record of high quality biomedical research and an appropriate publication record. Experience in cell and molecular biology techniques as well as with next generation sequencing methods is essential.
Appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for up to two years in the first instance, with a starting salary in the range £28,966 - £36,858 p.a. inclusive based on previous experience. The full scale for the post is £28,966 p.a. - £41,400 p.a. inclusive.
Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr Nick Orr (email@example.com). Please note – this address is for enquiries only and you should not send your application to this email address.
To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter online via our website.
Please include the following with your application:
A full CV with a publication list
Covering letter (addressing where you meet the person specification) including the names and contact details of two referees
PDF copies of your three best publications from the past five years.