Cancer Scientist

Organization
14M Genomics Ltd
Job Location
Cambridge
United Kingdom
Salary
£35,000-45,000
Benefits

Bonus Plan, Stock Plan, Medical, Pension

Job Description

14M Genomics is a new company, partnered with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, developing clinical decision support tools for the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of cancer. We are seeking an experienced scientist with knowledge of cancer genomes to work within a specialist software development team to design and optimise assays and algorithms for the generation and analysis of next-generation sequencing data. Specific roles will include the design and optimisation of bespoke exon capture arrays, and the optimisation of algorithms for detecting copy number variation and interpreting RNA sequencing data. This post will involve working closely with a team including software development and bioinformatics specialists. You will have completed or be close to completing a PhD focussed on cancer biology, preferably but not necessary in the field of cancer genomics. You will be competent in the manipulation and analysis of complex genomics datasets, and will have hands-on experience of the development or implementation of analysis algorithms. You will have good communication skills and enjoying working in a team environment.

Requirements

Essential Skills Good degree and PhD in Cancer Biology, Bioinformatics, Scientific Discipline or Computer Science Experience of handling genetic data Working knowledge of programming languages. Enjoy working as part of a team Desirable Skills Publication in peer-reviewed journals in the field of genomics Experience of presenting data at scientific meetings Background or current interest in cancer genomics

How to Apply
About Our Organization

14M Genomics Ltd is a new company, based in Cambridge UK, developing clinical decision support tools for the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of cancer. Working in partnership with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, our research will enrich our understanding of the role of cancer genes in the biology of disease. We are using DNA sequencing techniques and intensive computational pipelines to accurately interpret the associations between genetics and clinical outcomes. Our customers will be the oncology community, pharmaceutical partners and academic institutes, working together to improve the lives of cancer patients. We offer an exciting opportunity for experienced bioinformaticians to join our scientific and medical team, to create linked clinical and genetic databases. Initial work will include close interaction with research staff in the Cancer Genome Project (http://www.sanger.ac.uk/genetics/CGP/).

A research duo finds that science and technology graduate students who turn away from academic careers do so because of changes in their own interests.

Students whose classmates are interested in science are more likely to think about a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a new study says.

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.

Gladys Kong writes at Fortune that her STEM background has helped her as a CEO.