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Bioinformatics Scientist

Cambridgeshire   •  Negotiable  •  Contract/Temporary, Full time

Bioinformatics Scientist


12 month contract

25 per hour LTD

Skills: NGS data analyses on Unix platforms, Python

Typical Accountabilities

Management of data exchange with collaborators, ingestion, annotation and making the genomics datasets analysis ready.

Deployment and support of Precision Medicine & Biosamples data analysis software and bioinformatic workflows and pipelines.

Management, analysis and delivery of NGS assays including rigorous quality control of results from clinical trials, and automated cross checking of multiple data sources to validate analyses by external vendors.

Contribution of data from analysis of genomics datasets to support regulatory submissions


Relevant PhD or MSc plus minimum of 3 years relevant experience working in the field of genetics / genomics / computational biology / biostatistics

Effective communication, stakeholder and influencing skills

Demonstrated experience and knowledge of NGS data analyses on Unix platforms

Experience with high performance computing, cloud-based bioinformatics and parallel processing.

Strong grasp of sequence variant level data manipulation (SNP, InDel, structural variation, copy number changes) and oncology/clinical variation databases (ClinVar, etc.)

Graphical visualisation and presentation of results to non-technical audiences

Proven ability with experience in a similar role, ideally within pharmaceuticals, biotech or diagnostics industry but candidates with a relevant academic background would be considered


Coding expertise using Python

R programming expertise (inc. use of Bioconductor and Shiny)

Experience working in cloud environments, for example with AWS services (S3, EC2).

Proficiency in collaborative development tools such as Github, Confluence and JIRA and proven contributions to open source projects

Experience of FFPE and liquid biopsy patient sample sequence data analysis

Experience of analysing and presenting data to support regulatory submissions

If you are interested please apply or send your CV to luke.sandilands@cpl.com

  • Agency: Cpl Life Sciences
  • Contact: Luke Sandilands
  • Reference: JO-2111-480151
  • Posted: 15th November 2021
  • Expires: 13th December 2021

Cpl Life Sciences

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