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Re: One Bioinformatics Opening @ Barts Cancer Centre

Arek Kasprzyk-2



On 2010-12-14, at 5:35, "Claude Chelala" <[hidden email]> wrote:

Dear Arek,

We have a vacancy for a bioinformatician to work in the Barts Cancer Centre at Barts & The London School of Medicine.
Experience in using the BioMart technology is highly desirable and will be an advantage. We recently advertised for this post but received a small number of applications. Hence we have extended the application deadline until January 17, and I am writing to ask whether you have a system for advertisement of such posts either internally at EBI or through a BioMart mailing list.

The details of the post are below.

I would be grateful for any help you can give, and I look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes,

Claude Chelala


Department:Centre for Molecular Oncology and Imaging, Institute of Cancer
Salary:£30,229 - £31,895 per annum  (grade 4)
Date posted:13-12-2010
Closing date:17-01-2011
Job description:
Application form:
Overview:This position represents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of the pancreatic cancer bioinformatics platform and tools. Working mainly with BioMart, the successful candidate will be expected to address bioinformatics needs related to the update, maintenance and expansion of the pancreatic expression database ( <> ) to set up the Bioinformatics Infrastructure. The successful candidate will additionally be responsible for pancreatic cancer literature data curation, release cycles as well as the wider development and extension of the analytical side of this platform.
Applicants must have a PhD degree in Bioinformatics, a solid understanding and at least two years experience in the analysis and management of high throughput data. A high level of expertise in the use of relational databases, in particular MySQL, is essential, as is experience in molecular biology or cancer research and in using the BioMart technology. The successful candidate must be an expert in the programming language Perl. Experience of additional languages e.g. Java or C, would be highly desirable. Familiarity with Linux network/server administration and web application development technologies will be an advantage.
It is also essential that the candidate has clear communication skills, with the ability to present methodologies and results succinctly and to provide advice, training and support for researchers.
This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 3 years. The starting salary will be in the range of £30,229 - £31,895 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. The benefits package for this post includes 30 days leave plus 4 College closure days, flexible working hours, childcare vouchers scheme, contributory final salary pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan.
Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Centre, can be made to Dr. Claude Chelala, tel: 020 7882 3570 or email: [hidden email].
Application enquiries should be directed to Charterhouse Square Recruitment at
[hidden email].
To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search by post reference number QMUL0290.
The closing date for the applications is on the 17 January 2011



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