As a Senior Research Associate in Bioinformatics, you will undertake research in the development of biomarkers in the cancer genetics diagnostic lab. Specifically, this will be work associated with a Prostate Cancer UK and Movember Foundation Research Innovation Award study for the validation of the PUR (Prostate Urine Risk) test for prostate cancer and the development of molecular subtypes for use in the clinic.
You will continue the development of the PUR test and the DESNT classification framework towards a clinically implementable test for the diagnosis and prognosis of prostate cancer to improve patient’s care. You can expect to be involved in all aspects of the collection, data management, development of analysis pipelines, and analysis of patient data and expression data in this project including the commercialisation of these tests.
The research will be based at the Diagnostics lab in the Cancer Genetics team at the Norwich Medical School, which is an interdisciplinary team comprising a mixture of Bioinformaticians and lab-based scientists. We have a broad interest in translational cancer based molecular studies with the aim of improving patient care. You will also link into other studies within Cancer Genetics and with collaborating teams and hospitals both inside and outside the UK.
You will have a PhD degree or equivalent experience in computer science or a relevant numeric biological subject, (e.g. bioinformatics, computational biology), strong organisational skills and a good track record in publications. You will have experience in performing machine learning techniques and experience of managing a project with large amounts of data and will be able to meet all other essential criteria in the job description for this post.
Seeking to promote an equitable representation of men and women among its staff, the School encourages applications from women and those from minority ethnic groups. Appointment will be made on merit.
This full-time post is offered on a fixed term basis from 1 July 2021 for 2 years. Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per annum Closing date: 21st January 2021
For more information on this project: http://bit.ly/UEA_bioinf2