Postdoctoral Training Fellow in Molecular and Population Genetics

03/09/2019, 23:55

Genetics and Epidemiology
Molecular & Population Genetics
Full time
Fixed Term
3 years
£32,200 - £37,850
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 laboratory of Professor Richard Houlston FRS is currently recruiting a Research Fellow (Postdoctoral) to work in cancer genomics. The focus of the research is the identification and characterisation of genetic variants that influence cancer risk, specifically those that map to non-coding DNA.  We are seeking a highly motivated Research Fellow to contribute to our programs of work, combining high-throughput methods (Hi-C, MPRA and CRISPR) with in-depth functional characterisation of risk regions.


Informal enquiries about on-going projects can be made to Richard Houlston (tel: 0208 722 4175; e-mail:  Please Note - this email address is for enquiries only; CVs must be submitted in line with the instructions below.


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