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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Applicants are invited to apply for a Research Associate position to join the established research programme headed by Dr Jacqueline Shields. The Shields Lab focuses on stroma function and it’s contribtion to immune dysfunction in the evolving tumour microenvironment.

The aim of this position is to define mechanisms essential to the tumour-promoting functions of specialized tumour stroma in order to determine how these properties may be exploited for therapeutic benefit. The successful candidate will lead one or more projects with a aim to identify potential targets and explore novel therapeutic platforms to achieve their goal.

We are seeking applicants with a PhD in cancer bioengineering or a relevant subject. Candidates are required to demonstrate a proven track record in stromal biology and immunology with expertise in nanomaterials, co-culture techniques and methods to assess immune function. The successful candidate will have experience of preclinical tumour models and advanced imaging techniques, and will combine these with with novel in vivo and engineered in vitro systems.

Candidates must be able work independently, and demonstrate the potential to develop and pursue scientific projects in the field of cancer biology.

For more information visit http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/research/Jacqui-Shields-folder and http://shieldslab.wixsite.com/tumour-stroma

The position is available immediately and is a permanent position. Applicants should include a letter outlining suitability for the role, a CV including a list of publications and the contact details for 3 academic referees. Salary will be on the scale of £31,604 - £38,833 pa (Grade 7).

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16421/ and click on the Apply button. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please quote reference SK14594 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date for applications is 18 February 2018

Interviews are likely to be held w/c 26 February 2018


 Research Associate (Fixed Term)

The MRC Cancer Unit (MRC CU) is a University Department situated on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. It provides an outstanding environment for cancer research, supporting some 10 research groups and ~100 bench scientists. The successful candidate will be joining an exciting research group headed by Dr Shamith Samarajiwa. The research focus of the group is to integratively uncover the fundamental rules underlying gene, genome and epigenome regulation during both normal cellular processes and their perturbation during pathological conditions such as cancer.

More information can be found at http://www.mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk/samarajiwa.html

The research focus of the project is to develop and apply artificial intelligence methods and technologies within a research programme of integrative cancer systems biomedicine. The role involves the application and development of AI methods to decipher, understand and make inferences from large cancer and functional genomics datasets. The candidate will have a PhD in artificial intelligence or a related discipline (machine learning, deep learning) and should have a good understanding of neural network architectures, have necessary statistical knowledge, programming and computer science skills required for applied AI research. While knowledge of biology is not required an enthusiasm for the application of AI methods to solve bio-medical problems would be useful.

 A good peer reviewed publication record or relevant innovation experience in industry together with demonstrable experience in implementing or applying machine learning algorithms or models is expected. Experience in deep learning and use of Tensorflow, Keras, SkLearn and other DL/ML libraries is required. Experience in a Linux/Unix environment, with excellent programming skills in Python and R is required whilst knowledge of C/C++, C# would be advantageous. The ability to deal with large and heterogeneous datasets and an ability to carry out reproducible computational research is also expected. Access to an internal CPU compute cluster, an internal GPU server and access to the large CPU/GPU university HPC cluster will be provided. The applicant is expected to work in a multidisciplinary team consisting of genomicists, clinicians, computational biologists, mathematicians and computer scientists and training in computational biology, genomics and cancer biology required for the project will be provided.

 This fixed-term position is funded by Isaac Newton Trust/Wellcome Trust ISSF and University of Cambridge Joint Research Grants Scheme and is available from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2020.

 

For candidates with a PhD the salary will be on the scale £31,604 - £38,833pa depending on relevant postdoctoral experience. Candidates without a PhD or due to complete their PhD within 6 months of their start date will be appointed at the Research Assistant level with a salary of £28,936pa (Grade 5) and, if applicable, advancing to Grade 7 Research Associate level following the conferment of your PhD. Applicants should include a letter outlining suitability for the role, a CV including a list of publications and the contact details for 3 academic referees. Any offer of employment is subject to security screening.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/16356/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form. Please ensure that you upload a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, CV and the contact details of two employment referees in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

 Please quote reference SK14533 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Applications received after the deadline may be considered at the discretion of the assessing panel. For queries regarding this post please contact admin@mrc-cu.cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications is 11 February 2018

 Interviews will be held w/c 26 February 2018