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Genomics Data Scientist

London   •  Negotiable  •  Permanent, Full time

Genomics Data Scientist

The successful candidate will provide high calibre bioinformatics research support to external researchers and industrial partners by enabling analysis, facilitating access to datasets and ensuring optimal use of the Genomics England Research Data Centre. The post holder understands our datasets and how to analyse clinical and genomic data and use tools and services to realise the maximum value from accessing our data.

Key Accountabilities Include:
*Carrying out complex custom computational analyses.
*Provide high quality consultancy services in a variety of projects
*Understanding the needs of customers (academic, NHS and industry); working with customers to ensure that their scientific projects are successful and that they gain value from their interactions with our Research Environment. This includes face to face engagement to assess needs and execution.
*Development of Bioinformatics datasets, resources, and scripts that will enable downstream analyses for users of the research environment
*Continuously scan the scientific literature to identify new approaches to genome analysis that can be implemented to improve our capabilities
*Collaborating internally as part of squads or teams as part of the Research and Ecosystems tribe
*Know and understand the meaning behind our virtues of Empathy, Integrity, Focus, Connection, Speed, Curiosity, Impact and embody them in all aspects of your role.
Key Requirements Include:
*A background in statistical genetics, statistical bioinformatics, Biostatistics, or a related strongly quantitative discipline, with postdoctoral experience in fields related to statistical genetics or genomics
*Strong statistical analysis skills and experience of bioinformatics research and analytics using large human genomic datasets alongside clinical data
*Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and excellent facilitation, influencing and presentation skills
*Proven ability to communicate with key customer and internal stakeholders from diverse backgrounds (e.g. management, IT, R and D, biology, bioinformatics)
*Excellent team working skills and comfortable working as part of matrix teams and as part of external teams to ensure delivery.
*Experience with cloud-scale data processing and high-performance computing.
*Demonstrated knowledge and competence in relevant programming languages and applications (e.g. R, Python) and experience of using a suite of bioinformatics tools to problem solve and answer research questions.
*Ability to work independently with a high degree of motivation and focus, and to complete tasks according to company priorities with minimal supervision.
Desirable Skills Include:
*Strong publication record in a relevant field, and a proven ability to stay abreast of developments in that field.
*Strong customer-service orientation and proven expertise in partnership working with customers, preferably in the scientific/pharma industry.
*Experience of technical writing.
*Experience of working in a knowledge sharing environment
*Previous experience of delivering training resources and events.
*Proven understanding of clinical and phenotypic data management and the sensitivities surrounding patient cohort data.
*Willingness to travel occasionally (

You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Paramount Recruitment
  • Reference: GDSGEL
  • Posted: 18th November 2020
  • Expires: 16th December 2020

Paramount Recruitment

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