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of all aspects of
cancer research.

Computational Biologist

  • Salary in the range of £19,600 - £31,900 (dependent upon experience) per annum
  • Job Ref: MI/17/50
  • Duration: Until 31.03.2022

About the role:

They are currently looking for a computational biologist within the Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology Group (CEP) and the newly established Manchester Centre for Cancer Biomarker Sciences (MCCBS). The aim of this post is to contribute to the success of translational research aimed at next generation sequencing (NGS) of nucleic acids obtained from patient blood samples.  The overall goal of this project is to identify information that can be used to optimise cancer patient treatment selection.

About you:

The successful applicant should have a degree in computational biology, mathematics or related discipline or substantial relevant experience analysing genomics data.  Effective communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a highly collaborative environment are also required.

For any informal enquires about this post, please contact Ged Brady via email:

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute an Institute of The University of Manchester, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK http://( the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world.  They are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

They are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK Manchester Institute, Paterson Building) in South Manchester one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.  These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

Their aim is to understand the fundamental basis of cancer and apply that knowledge to developing new treatment strategies for cancer patients.  Their advanced research programmes span a spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular and cellular basis of cancer through to drug discovery, translational research and clinical trials.

The Institute has outstanding laboratory facilities and exceptional core services, including next generation sequencing, microarrays, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, histology and mass-spectrometry. 

How to apply?

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The deadline for receipt of applications is: 18 October 2017.

Start Date

20th September 2017

Closing Date

18th October 2017