Post-doctoral Training Fellow, Functional Genetic Epidemiology Group

19/08/2019, 23:55

Breast Cancer Research
Functional Genetic Epidemiology
Full time
Fixed Term
3 years in the first instance
£32,200 - £44,337
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 focus of the Functional Genetic Epidemiology Group is the identification and characterisation of genetic variants that are associated with breast cancer risk; specifically, low penetrance variants that map to non-coding DNA. We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Training Fellow to contribute to our programme of work, combining high throughput methods (Capture Hi-C, cell type-specific RNA-seq, GRO-seq, whole genome bisulphite-seq) with in depth functional characterisation of individual loci. The successful applicant will be responsible for generating GRO-seq and whole genome bisulphite-seq data in breast-relevant primary cells and integrating these data with “in house” and publicly available whole genome data to prioritize individual breast cancer risk loci for in depth functional characterisation.

The successful applicant will enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team and interacting with our internal and external biology, epidemiology, bioinformatics and statistical collaborators. The post holder will excel in coordinating and exploring medical research areas through exploiting these collaborations, be a fast learner, and will be highly motivated.

Candidates should possess a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or other relevant discipline; have a strong track record of high quality biomedical research and an appropriate publication record.

Appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for three years in the first instance, with a starting salary in the range £32,200* - £44,337 p.a. inclusive based on previous post doctoral experience.

*£32,200 p.a. inclusive for thesis submitted, awaiting PhD award.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in late August/early September.

Informal enquiries are welcome and can be made to Dr Olivia Fletcher ( Please note – this address is for enquiries only and you should not send your application to this email address.

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

Funded by

Breast Cancer NOW
Additional Documentation for Candidates

This Program is closed to applications.