Faculty Position in Cellular Genetics
Faculty Position at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is seeking an exceptional early to mid-career stage scientist to join its Core Faculty to lead a research team in Cellular Genetics and contribute to the Institute’s scientific portfolio.
The Institute is an internationally outstanding genomic research centre with approximately 40 core Faculty teams and 1,100 employees based south of Cambridge. Our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of the biology of humans and pathogens in order to improve human health. With core funding and state-of-the-art platforms in sequencing, model organisms, cellular genetics and IT, we enable our researchers to concentrate on biological questions across a diverse range of genomic and genetic science, in both independent studies and large-scale collaborations. The result is a unique, vibrant and interactive research environment with synergies and cross-fertilisation of ideas across and between programmes.
We welcome candidates with research interests in single cell genomics, spatial transcriptomics, computational biology, genomics technology development, or application of genomics and computation to specific biomedical research areas. We will also consider applications more broadly from exceptional individuals with diverse scientific interests.
- Demonstrated record of scientific accomplishment
- Effective communicator with and ability to develop and maintain relationships inside and outside area of expertise
- Experience of presenting scientific data to diverse audiences
- Inspirational, conveys a passion and direction which motivates team; instils pride and feeling of success
- Has a clear vision and is able to communicate this vision.
- Demonstrates inclusivity and respect for all
- Can engage stakeholders, learners and decision-makers
- Is flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances
- Previous management or supervision of technical/professional individuals and groups
- Experience of managing projects
The Institute is located on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.
Positions carry a significant core package of salaries and support backed by rewarding and flexible employment terms including excellent benefits and relocation support. For more information on our core benefits please visit: Sanger employee benefits.
We seek to provide a supportive family friendly environment to enable scientists at all levels to balance their professional and home lives. This includes options for flexible and part-time working, support and advice for staff taking maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave an on-site nursery, Campus summer holiday club and childcare voucher scheme.
Further information regarding the Institutes faculty and building a career at the Institute can be found at: Faculty teams and Faculty careers. The Institutes faculty mode and job description can be found below.
For further information on the team and the work Cellular Genetics does please visit: Cellular Genetics Programme
If you require any support with your application or have any enquiries around the process, please direct these to firstname.lastname@example.org
For a discussion about the role, contact Steven Zemke in the first instance email@example.com (+44) 01223 499923
Applications should be accompanied by:
- Curriculum vitae, complete list of publications and details of three referees;
- A two page description summarising scientific achievements to date; and
- A three page outline of future research plans indicating how these fit with, contribute to and make use of Sanger programmes and infrastructure.
Closing date for applications: 29th October 2017. Interviews will be held in late November/early December