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    Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICIAN @ Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute--Hinxton/Cambridge, UK
    Submitted by Sam Bowker; posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012


    The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world leader in genomic research, with an expanding scientific programme dedicated to understanding gene function in health & disease.

    The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, based south of Cambridge, is one of the world's leading genomic research centres funded primarily by the Wellcome Trust. Our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of the biology of humans and pathogens in order to improve human health.


    We are looking for a talented and motivated Bioinformatician to work with Biologists in the laboratory. Our laboratory is working on characterising adult tissue stem cells and embryonic stem cells. The scientific work is novel and often complex in nature with the success of projects often dependent on an IT component. The candidates are expected to have an M.Sc in Bioinformatics and to have experience of performing Bioinformatics study in a wet lab including microarray gene expression, next generation sequencing, ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq.


    • MSc in Bioinformatics or Compuational Biology
    • Wet lab research experience
    • Experience of performing bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequencing data including ChIP-seq, RNA-seq and exome sequencing
    • Skills in analysing microarray gene expression data
    • Excellent communication skills to allow efficient interactions with lab members
    • High level of trouble shooting skills
    • Ability to work within a team
    • Ability to work independently and organise own workload


    • Experience of developing software systems
    • Biomedical research education background or with relevant experience
    • Experience of analysing gene expression or epigenetic changes in stem cells
    • Experience presenting to outside groups


    The Institute has excellent purpose built facilities on the Genome Campus, Hinxton on the outskirts of Cambridge. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including a final salary pension scheme and excellent on-site facilities. Further details can be found on our website

    Salary: Salary GBP 21,485 to GBP 28,489 per annum dependent on experience


    To submit your CV and apply for this job please go to to register and apply on line.


    Closing Date: 17th February 2012

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