Senior Computational Biologist Molecular Oncology Group

  • Salary in the range of £24,776 - £41,536 (dependent upon experience)
  • Job Ref: MI/19/10
  • Duration of role:  Fixed term for 3 years (in the first instance).

About the role:

Prof Richard Marais, Senior Group leader of the Molecular Oncology Group and Director of the CRUK Manchester Institute is seeking a Senior Computational Biologist to join his group. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated, innovative, meticulous and organised candidate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to develop, implement and run bioinformatic analysis supporting the development of ongoing projects related to skin melanoma, uveal melanoma and prostate cancer. You will join a team of wet-lab researchers and interact with diverse core facilities at CRUK Manchester Institute and with our international collaborators in the UMCure 2020 and FASTMAN Movember/Prostate Cancer Centre of Excellence consortia. You will contribute to the better understanding of the biology of these diseases with the potential of identifying novel druggable targets for improving patient care.

About you:

You should have a degree in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology, Mathematics or related discipline (or equivalent relevant experience) and significant relevant experience analysing extensive data sets.  In addition you will have relevant experience working in an academic research setting. Skills in analysing large datasets from Genome Sequencing, RNA Sequencing and Proteomics as well as knowledge of Statistics are required for this position. Experience in cancer research would be beneficial.

Why choose Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute?

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (, an Institute of The University of Manchester (, is a world-leading centre for excellence in cancer research.  The Institute is core funded by Cancer Research UK (, the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world. We are currently situated at the internationally-renowned life sciences campus at Alderley Park in Cheshire England, 15 miles from Manchester, a vibrant and dynamic city surrounded by beautiful countryside.

We are partnered with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (adjacent to the CRUK Manchester Institute, Paterson Building) in South Manchester (, one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe.  These factors combine to provide an exceptional environment in which to pursue basic, translational and clinical research programmes.

How to apply?

To apply for this position please visit our website:    

For any informal enquiries about this post, please contact Dr Valeria Pavet via email:

Closing date: 15th April 2019

Start Date

4th February 2019

Closing Date

15th April 2019