The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:
Have been awarded or be in the process of obtaining an Honours Bachelor degree (First Class OR very good Upper Second Class degree) in Genomics, Genetics or Bioinformatics, Mathematical Biology or similar subject
A passion for biology and genomics
Strong interest in cancer research
Expertise in/aptitude for programming and scripting
Good communication skills
Strong organisational and administrative skills
English language requirements for candidates who do not speak English as their first language: an IELTS score of 6.5 or above
An aptitude for mathematics/statistics
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