Salary: Dependent on relevant Postdoctoral experience. Future progression is based on annual performance review. If the candidate has not yet been awarded their PhD, the starting salary will be at £35,844 until the successful completion of their viva.
This role is eligible for ICR Sponsorship. Support will be provided for costs associated with Visa application. If you are considering relocating to the UK, further information can be found here.
Duration of Contract: Fixed Term for 3 years
Hours per week: 35 hours per week (Full Time)
Closing Date: 22nd November 2023
Under the leadership of Dr Stephen-John Sammut, we are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher to develop single-cell computational methods to model tumour evolution during anticancer therapy. The successful candidate will develop technologies to analyse single cell multiomic data derived from established and novel technologies being developed within our laboratory, and apply these to clinical cohorts to characterise the biology underlying resistance to therapy in breast cancer as well as develop single-cell biomarkers of response to therapy. This work will inform the development and delivery of the next generation of personalised cancer medicine clinical trials planned at the Royal Marsden.
For general information on Post Doc’s at The ICR can be found here.
The successful candidate must have a PhD in a computational biology or other numerical subject, have extensive programming experience, and possess a basic knowledge of cancer biology. A background in the analysis and interpretation of molecular data is essential.
The ICR has a workforce agreement stating that Postdoctoral Training Fellows can only be employed for up to 7 years as PDTF at the ICR, providing total postdoctoral experience (including previous employment at this level elsewhere) does not exceed 10 years
The Cancer Dynamics Laboratory, headed by Dr Stephen John Sammut, focuses on developing computational and experimental frameworks that model changes in breast cancer biology during treatment using high dimensional multiplatform profiling technologies to develop personalised precision cancer therapies.
The Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at the ICR is the first centre in the UK entirely devoted to breast cancer research. Our goal is to advance research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. It is located in state-of-the-art laboratory space, with excellent core facilities and is funded through a long term renewable programme grant from Breast Cancer Now. The Centre is directed by Clinician Scientist Professor Andrew Tutt. Professor Chris Lord is Deputy Director of the Centre.
We encourage all applicants to access the job pack attached via the ‘Apply’ button above for more detailed information regarding this role. For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Stephen-John Sammut via email ([email protected])
We look forward to receiving applications from all candidates, wherever in the world they are currently based. We will select those who display the potential to become, or to support, the world leading cancer researchers of the future based on their application and performance at interview. However, we particularly welcome British applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within the ICR and nationwide in STEM roles.