MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine
MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine

Vacancies

Current vacancies within the IGMM.

A summary of current IGMM vacancies is provided below. Queries can be directed to the contact provided within the job vacancy or email IGMM Human Resources: IGMMHR@igmm.ed.ac.uk

Please note that all IGMM vacancies are advertised on the University of Edinburgh eRecruitment website, where you can also set up personalised email notifications for future vacancies of interest.

 

UKRI Innovation Fellowships  (Vacancy ref: 041320)

Centre Name: MRC Human Genetics Unit at the University of Edinburgh

Closing date: 16 October 2017

Overview: The fellowships, funded by the MRC as part of the National Productivity Investment Fund, are to plan and lead a programme of high quality research, harnessing the use and interpretation of large or high dimensional datasets to investigate human health and disease. The research is to be aligned with the national Industrial Strategy, and may be conducted in collaboration with an industrial partner. Role includes management of staff and resources, with the aim of developing a research portfolio and achieving publication of research outcomes in high impact journals.

  • Developing analytical strategies to recognise previously cryptic causal variants in known and novel loci causing human Mendelian disease using whole genome sequence data.
  • Determining the causal links and clinical significance of rare genetic variants.
  • Vast-scale linear mixed modelling for genome-wide association analyses to enable therapeutic target validation.
  • The mutational landscape of high grade serous ovarian cancer.
  • Combining computation and accelerated mutagenesis to identify routes to drug resistance in liver cancer.
  • Single cell transcriptomic profiling of in vivo gene-editing events for rare genetic disease.

Salary: £39,992 - £47,722

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UKRI Innovation Fellowships  (Vacancy ref: 041319)

Centre Name: MRC Human Genetics Unit at the University of Edinburgh

Closing date: 20  October 2017

Overview: The fellowships, funded by the MRC as part of the National Productivity Investment Fund, are to work on a programme of high quality research, harnessing the use and interpretation of large or high dimensional datasets to investigate human health and disease. Exemplar projects include:

  • Developing analytical strategies to recognise previously cryptic causal variants in known and novel loci causing human Mendelian disease using whole genome sequence data.
  • Determining the causal links and clinical significance of rare genetic variants.
  • Vast-scale linear mixed modelling for genome-wide association analyses to enable therapeutic target validation.
  • The mutational landscape of high grade serous ovarian cancer.
  • Combining computation and accelerated mutagenesis to identify routes to drug resistance in liver cancer.
  • Single cell transcriptomic profiling of in vivo gene-editing events for rare genetic disease.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833

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Charles and Ethel Barr Chair of Cancer Research (Vacancy ref: 041606)

Centre Name: Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre at the University of Edinburgh

Closing date: 24 Novemeber 2017

Overview: The successful candidate will be appointed to a Chair in Cancer Research and is expected to play a major scientific leadership role as scientific co-Director of the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Edinburgh Centre, within the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM). The successful applicant will be an outstanding cancer research scientist, with a proven track record of attracting substantial research funding and of making major contributions to their field. The appointee will complement, and enhance, the considerable existing cancer biology/genetics strengths in Edinburgh, including (but not restricted to) the following areas: cancer genetics or genomics, cancer data science, stem cells and the cancer niche, signal transduction, biological mechanisms, cancer modelling, cancer drug discovery, lifestyle, risk and prevention, early diagnosis and stratification for prevention and therapy.

Salary: To be determined

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