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Bioinformatician

Cambridgeshire   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time


Bioinformatician

Following the successful completion of one of the largest genomic projects the world has ever seen - the 100,000 Genomes Project - Genomics England are expanding on an ambitious new venture that seeks to sequence the whole genomes of 5 million patients within the next five years. This revolutionary government-funded initiative has produced a wealth of data that could provide crucial insights into rare diseases and cancers, revolutionising healthcare and unlocking a new generation of treatments and diagnostic options that were never before possible.

Genomics England are currently seeking a talented Bioinformatician to join their R&D function in Hinxton, Cambridge. This role would be to support in the bioinformatic analysis of data from projects that form part of the Anglo-French Agreement Plan. This includes long read sequencing analysis, pipeline development, LIMS/sample tracking systems and other analyses as required.

Key responsibilities include:

*Supporting the activities of the R&D team, with a particular focus on emerging long-read technologies
*Pipeline/workflow development
*Comparing tools and pipelines for long-read analysis
*Operation of R&D workflows
*LIMS/sample tracking system development
*Performing computational analysis for a range of R&D projects

Desired skills/experience include:

*PhD in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related discipline
*Experience of next generation or long-read sequencing data analysis
*Strong coding skills (python preferred)
*Experience implementing bioinformatic workflows
*Experience with software development
*Strong communication, organisation and teamworking skills
*Experience with long read sequencing (desirable)
*Experience with human genomics (desirable)
*Good statistical knowledge (desirable)

On offer is a competitive salary package, stimulating projects and a fast-paced work environment. If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, send your CV efrancis@pararecruit.com or call Emilie on 0121 616 3477.

Key words: Cambridge, Bioinformatics, Genome Project, Genomics

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  • Agency: Paramount Recruitment
  • Reference: BionfxLR
  • Updated: 20th June 2020
  • Expires: 17th July 2020

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