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    Opportunity: Senior BIOINFORMATICIAN, Parasite Genomics (#81162) @ Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute--Hinxton/Cambridge, UK
    Submitted by Sam Bowker; posted on Thursday, April 05, 2012

    BACKGROUND

    The Sanger Institute is a world leader in the use of large-scale sequencing, informatics and analysis of genetic variation. We use sequence data to further our understanding of infectious disease and generate resources of lasting value to biomedical research.

    The Parasite Genomics group uses large-scale sequencing approaches to research the many parasites responsible for diseases throughout the developing world, such as malaria and neglected tropical diseases.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    A new and challenging role has arisen within a team responsible for delivering high quality genome sequences for major parasite species. We seek an experienced bioinformatician to develop innovative computational approaches to assemble, improve and analyse genomes and transcriptomes, integrating multiple data types including those from cutting-edge new technologies. The ideal candidate will have the experience and expertise to drive the development of novel algorithms for high-throughput sequence analysis, contributing to our substantive methodological research program in this area. The successful applicant will work closely with software developers, manual genome-improvement staff, biologists and other bioinformaticians in a fast-paced, highly motivated environment. The role requires excellent communication skills as well as a practical ability to establish the scope and objectives of a project.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Essential Skills:
    • Extensive experience, usually demonstrated by a PhD or significant practical experience in bioinformatics or a related area
    • Experienced user of Unix/Linux operating systems
    • Highly competent Perl or Python programmer
    • Experience in next generation sequence or other biological high throughput methodologies
    • Good track record in developing innovative solutions to complex problems
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with appropriate formal or informal presentations and demonstrable ability to write clear and concise documentation
    • Ability to work effectively within a team, contributing to discussions and disseminating knowledge and information

    PREFERENCES

    Ideal Skills:
    • Good theoretical knowledge of common molecular biological approaches incl. cloning & DNA manipulation
    • Experienced MySQL, Oracle or PostgreSQL user
    • Good theoretical knowledge of DNA & RNA sequencing technology and bioinformatics
    • Good theoretical knowledge of DNA structure and organisation
    • Knowledge of parasitology
    • Ability to supervise or train colleagues
    • Ability to coordinate work with others, or to appropriately delegate

    COMPENSATION

    Salary range GBP 27589 to GBP 38067 per annum dependent on experience.

    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 jobs.sanger.ac.uk.

    HOW TO APPLY

    To submit your CV and apply for this job please go to jobs.sanger.ac.uk to register and apply.

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    Closing date: 6th May 2012

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