Research Assistant 100k Genome Project at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge is delighted to offer a postdoc position in bioinformatics. Applications should be sent before September 11, 2019.

We are looking for two Research Assistants to join the East of England Genomic Medicine Centre (EEGMC) which is delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project across East Anglia and East Midlands. This exciting scientific and medical programme has the scope to revolutionise the treatment and prevention of rare diseases and cancer by developing genomic diagnostics.

The participant recruitment phase of the 100,000 Genomes Project ran from 2015 to 2018 and the focus is now on delivering results to patients. These posts offer the opportunity to gain experience in the handling and analysis of cancer genome data and insight into the delivery of precision medicine within the NHS.

The Research Assistants will support the work of clinical scientists in the East Midlands and East of England NHS Genomic Laboratory Hub (EMEE GLH) focussing on analysis of cancer genomes. This position will include analysis and reporting of whole genome sequencing (WGS) data, participating in MDT meetings, performing variant validation, and recording outcomes to NHS England. Depending on experience, variant validation may also include some lab work.

Applicants should have a BSc, MSc, or equivalent degrees, in Life Sciences with a sound knowledge of genetics. Experience of bioinformatics and/or working in the NHS is desirable. However training in the analyses of cancer WGS data will be provided.

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2020 in the first instance.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For informal enquiries, please contact Emily Li, Programme Manager 100K Genome Project on If you have any questions regarding this vacancy or the application process, please contact Charlotte Yelton, HR Supervisor, by email on

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Deadline: September 11, 2019
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