Thursday, August 13, 2015

EBPOD postdoctoral fellowship to study mutational properties in human cancers

Applications are open for the EMBL-EBI / Cambridge Computational Biomedical Postdoctoral Fellowships (EBPOD programme). This program, now in its second year, aims to foster collaborations between the EMBL-EBI, the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and the University of Cambridge’s School of the Biological Sciences (SBS). Every year, groups of these institutions devise potential collaborative research areas and a set of project ideas is put forward. This year there are 8 projects to which applicants can apply to. The deadline is on the 3rd of September and applications should be sent via the Cambridge jobs website (

This year our group is teaming up with Martin Miller's and Pippa Corrie's groups to study the mutational properties that associate with anti-tumour immune response and immunotherapy in human cancers. The full project description is available here. We are looking for applicants with a background in bioinformatics and an interest in genomics, DNA and protein evolution, sequence analysis and cancer biology. Extensive past experience (PhD) in bioinformatics is required.

We welcome any queries regarding the project including potential other directions that relate to theme of described project.