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    Opportunity: Senior Bioinformatician @ Company in Cambridge, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Friday, August 18, 2017

    BACKGROUND

    A great position is available with an exciting start-up company based in Cambridge for a senior level Bioinformatician with experience with metagenomics and microbiomes. You would be working with best-in-class microbiological technologies having access to a leading microbiome reference genome database. The client is building a world-leading in-house bioinformatics team to analyse genomes and metagenomes, lead further development databases and establish bespoke analytical pipelines that will be central to biomarker discovery.

    An ideal candidate will have experience in constructing analysis pipelines for the analysis of genomes and/or metagenomes. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to be involved at the very early stages of this novel area of Live Bacterial Therapeutics.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Key Duties:
    • Write production quality software/scripts for organising and analysing sequence data
    • Combine third-party analysis tools, with our own in-house tools, to produce an in-depth annotation pipeline for the annotation of metagenomes and genomes
    • Perform phylogenetic analysis of key marker genes to enable detailed classification of gut microbiome organisms
    • Perform statistical analysis to identify trends within and across datasets
    • Enhance reference database with novel data produced

    REQUIREMENTS

    • PhD in Bioinformatics or related discipline
    • 5 years of experience working with biological analysis tools and databases
    • Demonstrable experience in working in a production bioinformatics environment
    • Experience analysing DNA sequences, ideally genome and/or metagenomes
    • Demonstrable history of producing and executing bioinformatics analysis pipelines
    • Expert knowledge of algorithms/tools in (meta)genome analysis
    • Knowledge of multi-person software development approaches (Agile) and tools (e.g. Git)
    • High level of competency in a scripting language, e.g Python or Perl
    • Experience using R and developing scripts and packages
    • An understanding of how to deliver projects to timescale and budget
    • A natural sense of organisation, team work, as well as sharing knowledge
    • Candidates should be legally entitled to work in the UK

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal[at]pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.

    Keywords: Bioinformatics, Analyst, Genomics, Metageomics, Drug Discovery, Microbiome, Pipeline, Biomarker, Discovery, DNA, Algorithm, Python, R, Perl, Git, Agile, Cambridge

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