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Postdoctoral Project Research Scientist

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Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London

Short summary

This position is for a postdoctoral fellow in the Applied Biotechnology Laboratory led by Sam Rodriques. The postholder will pursue a project developing new computational or analytical approaches within the Applied Biotechnology Laboratory, in collaboration with experimental researchers. Examples of projects include developing new analysis methods for spatial, temporal, and single-cell RNA sequencing data; analyzing cell-free or circulating tumor DNA for liquid biopsy applications; or designing proteins for drug delivery and therapeutic applications. Suitable candidates should have a strong background in computational methods, including AI/ML or bioinformatics. Candidates with a background in next-generation sequencing or computational protein design are particularly encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities

These include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying a major unmet need in biology or medicine and devising a project to address that unmet need.
  • Analyzing experimental data, or conducting computational experiments and analyzing results.
  • Forming and pursuing collaborations with other academic labs.
  • Maintaining high-quality lab notes and maintaining the central lab inventory.
  • Reporting on a regular basis to the leader of the Applied Biotechnology Laboratory
  • Presenting results at lab meetings and at international conferences.
  • Writing up results and publishing papers in major, internationally recognized journals.
  • Assisting in training graduate students and other members of the laboratory.

In addition, as necessary or desired, the postholder will have the opportunity to consult for external companies on topics related to his/her research, and to pitch his or her ideas to investors and to participate in the technology transfer process. The candidate will not be required to obtain funding for his or her research.


Qualifications, experience and competencies:

  • Higher education degree in a field of physics, engineering, or computer science.
  • Experience in bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, or machine learning.

About us

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.

An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.

The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.

The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.

  • If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply via our website.
  • All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

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