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Research Fellow/Lectureship in Cancer Informatics

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Starting salary 38,832 (within the range 38,832 - 47,722 a year)
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Role Description

York Against Cancer 30th Anniversary Research Fellow/Lectureship in Cancer Informatics

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented individual in Cancer Informatics to join the Department of Biology at the University of York. 

The successful applicant will be expected to develop an ambitious research programme of their own, in addition to collaborating with cancer groups already in the Department to enhance their research through bioinformatics approaches.  The first three years of the post will be funded as a research fellowship by York Against Cancer as part of their 30th Anniversary year celebrations.  Upon completion of the research fellowship, the position will then convert to a tenured Departmental-funded lectureship, although further outside independent research fellowship applications are encouraged. 

The Role

  • To develop and promote the research activities of the department by developing a personal research plan independently and/or in collaboration with others as part of a larger research team 
  • To plan, manage and undertake research activities in accordance with a specific project plan, and to manage and guide the work of staff and research students on own specialist area 
  • To develop innovative research proposals, identify and obtaining external sources of funding
  • To publish original, high quality research in appropriate peer reviewed journals or other relevant media as appropriate and attend international conferences for the purpose of disseminating research results or for personal development

You will have a strong first degree and PhD and be fully cognisant of bioinformatics approaches applied to human cancer, including the use of public databases and experience of multiple NGS datatypes and sequencing technologies.  You should be enthusiastic and have the collaborative skills and knowledge to work with others in multidisciplinary teams in order to validate informatics findings through biological and clinical evidence. You will have an appropriate academic professional and teaching qualification or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

The starting salary for this post is £38,832 a year.

This is a full time, open contract.  If you have further enquiries, please contact Professor Jenny Southgate on telephone number: +44 (0)1904 328705 or email:  For an alternative contact please email

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