Senior Scientist (Oncology)

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Reports To:  Deputy Director, BGI Research

Department:  BGI Research

Location: Shenzhen, China

Job Summary

BGI Research is actively seeking a Senior Scientist (Oncology) to join and drive the accomplishment of writing high-quality scientific manuscripts and publications on high-impact journals. As the project manager of cancer genomics and related cutting-edge biotechnology at BGI Research, the ideal candidate will be expected to lead the project design, implementation and relevant data analysis.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the manuscripts development process, including thesis and outline definition, drafting and editing, diagram creation, manuscript submission and final publication production.
  • Establish, develop, maintain, and lead high performance project team by managing the resources planning and work assignment, supervising team members and making solutions to problems that may occur during the process.
  • Conduct in-depth investigation of current cancer-related studies; provide leadership in prospective projects design and follow-up feasibility study.
  • Manage the project data collection, analysis and exploration.
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in oncology/genomics/genetics/bioinformatics or related field with a minimum of 4 years of work/research experience; 2+ years of management/leadership experience required.
  • Strong background in cancer genetics /human genetics/developmental biology.
  • Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and patents
  • Excellent analytical and logical thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Written and verbal language proficiency in English and Mandarin.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Postdoc experience is a plus.
  • 6+ months’ work experience as associate/assistant editor or above in journals with impact factor greater than 10, especially in Nature Publishing Group, Elsevier, Cell Press, and Biomed Central.


Other Requirements

10% travel required. 

About Our Organization

BGI, founded in 1999 with the vision of using genomics to benefit the human race, is now the world’s largest genomics organization. In 2007, BGI’s headquarters was relocated to Shenzhen as the first citizen-managed, non-profit research institution in China. BGI (which includes both private non-profit research institutes and sequencing application commercial units) and its affiliated offshoots, BGI Americas and BGI Europe, have established partnerships and collaborations with leading academic and government research institutions as well as global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, to support a variety of healthcare, agricultural, environmental and related applications. After 15 years of development, BGI has evolved into a very broad scientific and technological organization, giving its academic and business scope global reach. Currently, BGI comprises of 4 regions: BGI China (Mainland), BGI Asia Pacific, BGI Americas (North and South America) and BGI Europe (Europe and Africa). Relying on advanced high-throughput sequencing technology, a highly efficient data analysis capability, uniquely rich biological resources, and a multidisciplinary scientific research system, BGI can provide innovative support for global communities, novel opportunities for researchers, and a regionally tailored application services in the fields of healthcare, agriculture and the environment.

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