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Data Manager/Scientist

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Charterhouse Square
QMUL Faculty
School Of Medicine & Dentistry
Org 1
Barts Cancer Institute
Org 2
Barts Cancer Institute
Org 3
Molecular Oncology
Full Time / Part Time
Full Time



Centre for Molecular Oncology


Applications are sought for a Data Manager/Scientist to contribute to the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank (PCRFTB) through the maintenance and expansion of its clinical data infrastructure, working closely with the PCRFTB key and collaborating centres. The post will be based in the Bioinformatics Unit, Centre of Molecular Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Essential requirements for this post include a MSc/PhD degree in Computer Science/Data Science/Computational Biology/Bioinformatics or a relevant discipline, and substantial experience in relational database design and implementation. The successful applicant also needs to be proficient in web application development. Experience of data management within a health environment and knowledge on contemporary data science technologies are desirable.

The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and expanding an existing eb-based data infrastructure for the PCRFTB resource. Programmatically this post requires expertise in relational database management systems including MySQL, scripting language including Perl and R, and database-oriented web application development technologies. Experience of additional languages, e.g. Java or C, would be highly desirable. Familiarity with Linux network/server administration will be an advantage. Knowledge of Research Governance, data Protection Act and Good Clinical Practice is highly desirable. The post-holder will be required to work flexibly with various members in the PCRFTB team at the coordinating centre. A demonstrated ability to communicate well and working within a team are therefore essential.

The post is full time and for January 2020, in the first instance. Starting salary will be in the range £36,677 - £43,152 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

The Barts Cancer Institute requires that applicants invited for interview will need to provide all certificates to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Barts Cancer Institute requires that applicants invited for interview will need to provide all certificates to confirm their qualifications (specified in the Job Description).

Informal enquiries about this post, including arrangements to visit the Institute/Centre, can be made to Professor Claude Chelala ( or Professor Hemant Kocher (

Details about Barts Cancer Institute can be found at

Application enquiries can be directed to

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL14079.

The closing date is 4th March 2018 and interviews are likely to be held the week commencing 12 March 2018

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