The Open Targets team at our 5 year anniversary celebration in June 2019

Join our team!

Open Targets is based on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus, home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology. We work in dynamic teams at the interface of academic and pharma industry science on a crucial problem, how to be more successful in making drugs. Working with us, you will be exposed to new technologies and a dynamic set of scientists dedicated to translational research.

Our posts are usually in either one of our academic partners, The Wellcome Sanger Institute or EMBL-EBI and have terms and conditions associated with the employer.

Important note: applications may be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the advertised post(s) may be filled before the stated deadline.


Executive Administrator

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This is a rolling advert. We will consider applications and hold interviews on an ongoing basis and the role will close when a successful appointment has been made.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Executive Administrator to provide support to Gosia Trynka, a member of Sanger Faculty with a dual role of a Director of Experimental Sciences of Open Targets and a Group Leader in the Human Genetics Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

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Postdoctoral Fellow | Linking genes to B cell phenotypes with CRISPR screens

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This is a rolling advert. We will consider applications and hold interviews on an ongoing basis and the role will close when a successful appointment has been made.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow with a strong immunology background to join our interdisciplinary team on an exciting project that will use cutting-edge techniques to study how genes associated with immune diseases modulate immune cell functions for a 2 year fixed term contract.

Specifically, we aim to focus on B cell biology and using pooled CRISPR screens assess the effects of gene perturbations on disease relevant phenotypes. The strongest hits from the screens will be followed up using high throughput image-based cellular assays coupled with single-cell transcriptional readouts.

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Senior Computational Biologist/Computational Biologist

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This is a rolling advert. We will consider applications and hold interviews on an ongoing basis and the role will close when a successful appointment has been made.

Open Targets has launched Open Targets Genetics (https://genetics.opentargets.org), a portal that aggregates large scale GWAS data with functional genomics data to identify potential drug targets at disease and trait-associated loci.

An exciting Senior Computational Biologist / Computational Biologist (dependent upon experience) role funded by Open Targets has become available at the Wellcome Sanger Institute under the direction of Dr. Maya Ghoussaini. This is a unique opportunity for you to work with cutting-edge human genetics and functional genomics datasets and analyses and participate in the enhancement of the Open Targets Genetics Portal through the development of new functionality and features.

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