Applications are invited for a PhD position funded by WIT Presidents PhD Scholarship Programme.
The work will involve working in areas of Cancer Biology. The ideal candidate would be someone with expertise in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. The work will involve working with High Throughput OMICS datasets such as Next Generation Sequencing and Proteomics datasets. The successful applicant will also be required to work with Cancer Cell Lines and Clinical Samples. Expertise in Cell and Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics will be highly desirable.
The aim of the project is to actively monitor acquired drug resistance from Clinical samples and develop a drug resistance model in Cell Lines. Genomic profiling will be performed on Clinical samples and Cell lines to identify biomarkers for acquired resistance.
· The successful candidate must have BSc degree in bioinformatics, molecular biology, biomedical science or related discipline
· MSc degree in bioinformatics, molecular biology, biomedical or related discipline
Knowledge & Experience
· Molecular Biology
· Laboratory techniques such as Cell Culture, RNA isolation, qPCR.
· Next Generation Sequencing and OMICS data analysis.
· Programming skills R or Python.
· Excellent written and communication skills.
Skills & Competencies
· Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT’s English Language Requirements for details.
· Well organised, planning, and organisational skills
· Good spoken English and communication skills
· Proactive, enthusiastic, motivated, flexible, and problem-solving attitude
· Able to work independently and as a member of a team
· Good computer/IT skills
· Scientific writing (in English) skills