About Inivata:

Inivata, a global clinical cancer genomics company, is transforming personalised healthcare in oncology by utilising the precision of circulating tumour (ctDNA) analysis.  Using a simple blood sample, ctDNA testing is a new tool for oncologists to detect cancer, stratify patients, and assess individual response to treatment.  Inivata’s proprietary technology is based on pioneering research from the Rosenfeld Lab at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK-CI), University of Cambridge.  Inivata’s platform brings together Next-Generation sequencing (NGS) technology with proprietary algorithms and databases that guide genomic profiles to clinical outcomes.   Inivata’s InVision® ctDNA assay provides a highly sensitive analysis of a strategically selected gene panel to identify actionable mutations for oncologists to treat their patients optimally.  Inivata recently completed a highly successful Series A fundraising of $45m to accelerate clinical studies and commercialise the company’s first products.

Inivata is a fast-paced, dynamic startup company with founders who are pioneers in the field of ctDNA analysis.  We are a dedicated team with strong foundations and leadership and are all passionate about modernising cancer care and treatment for patients.  Inivata employees have both drive and determination to work successfully as individuals and as a team to revolutionise cancer care.  As part of this role there will be opportunity for international travel between US and UK Inivata offices.

Role Overview:

For the analysis of cancer genomics data, biomarker development, optimisation of Inivata’s technology, as well as for clinical data analysis in collaboration with Inivata’s partners, we are looking for a computational researcher with skills centred around bioinformatics. We expect that most applicants will have a prior experience in the fields of bioinformatics and/or cancer genomics, for example a MSc or PhD degree in a relevant field and/or industry experience. Previous experience with regulatory compliance and software accreditation is useful, but is not essential.

There is flexibility for the exact profile and experience of the applicant, provided they can demonstrate their qualities in the general area of computational biology and motivation to join a young company in the field of cancer genomics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop novel computational tools for the development of cancer diagnostics
  • Interact with the lab team to support the delivery of Inivata’s technology


  • MSc of PhD in bioinformatics or a related field


  • Experience with next generation sequence data analysis (Essential)
  • Scientific programming experience, for example using R (Essential)
  • Experience with cancer genomics data (Desired)
  • Experience in longitudinal data analysis, survival models, biomarker development and/or clinical trials analysis (Desired)
  • Prior experience with work in a regulated environment, in particular for software and quality assurance, such as ISO 13485, EN 62304, ISO 15189, or other (Desired)

Candidates will be expected to be creative, capable of working both independently to progress work with minimal supervision, in a team-oriented environment, and have excellent organisational and time management skills.


Inivata Limited is based in Cambridge, UK.

Please send your CV, including a covering letter to: careers@inivata.com quoting: 040 Computational Scientist in the subject line.

No agencies please.

The closing date for applications is June 16th 2017.