18/01/2019, 23:55

Molecular Pathology
Tumour Profiling Unit
Full time
Fixed Term
8 months
35 hours
£28,952 - £42,660
The 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 FRS, 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 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.

The Tumour Profiling Unit at the ICR is a state-of-the-art facility that uses Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies to investigate cancer genomes in patient biopsies from diagnosis and throughout treatment. As part of the TPU, the Genomics Facility provides a comprehensive set of genomic profiling platforms aimed at understanding tumour biology and cancer treatment. We are seeking an individual to support a range of projects within the TPU Genomics Facility. The successful post holder will provide technical support for a number of NGS projects currently underway using Illumina NovaSeq and Ion Torrent Sequencer systems.


The successful applicant will have some informatics science training or a degree in a computational subject with some experience in processing NGS data, programming, using tools like R/Bioconductor and experienced using Unix/Linus shell scripting. A degree and previous experience in NGS technologies, including but not limited to genomics pre-processing, analysis and development of new applications would be advantageous. The ability to work well within a team and excellent organisational and communication skills are essential. This position, at the lower level, would be perfect for someone requiring some work experience or at the higher leave to gain more experience within cancer research field.


Appointment will be for eight months in the first instance (maternity cover), with a full salary scale in the range of £28,952 to £40,720 pro rata inclusive. Starting salary will be dependent on relevance of skills and experience.

To apply, please submit your CV and complete an application form, including a statement addressing where you meet the person specification criteria.

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr. Amanda Swain Please do not send your application to Dr Amanda Swain, formal applications must be submitted online. 

Closing date: 18th January 2019

We consider all applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our staff.
Additional Documentation for Candidates

This Program is closed to applications.