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    Opportunity: Cancer Analyst -- Bioinformatics @ Genomics company in Central London, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    Submitter

    BACKGROUND

    100,000 Genomes Project, competitive salary, WGS, NGS

    A fantastic new opportunity has become available for a Cancer Bioinformatician to join a Genomics company in Central London. Working on the 100,000 Genomes Project you will be part of a highly motivated Bioinformatics team that uses state-of-the-art approaches to whole genome sequences in the areas of cancer, rare diseases, sequence alignment and variant calling.

    Paramount Recruitment are working in partnership with Genomics England to expand their team in order to deliver success with the 100,000 Genomes Project. This is a challenging and fast moving project with the aim to carry out whole genome sequencing on 100,000 participants. Genomics England works with key partners to collect, transport, store, quality check and sequence the samples from participants. The aim for this project is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS – transforming the way people are cared for. Patients may be offered a diagnosis where there wasn't one before. In time, there is the potential of new and more effective treatments.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Your main responsibilities as a Cancer Analyst will be:
    • Monitoring quality of WGS data
    • Benchmarking tools for WGS analysis
    • Performing computational analyses for various projects
    • Developing and implementing new features for cancer sequencing data analysis
    • Establishing general bioinformatics resources

    REQUIREMENTS

    The ideal Cancer Bioinformatician should meet the following requirements:
    • Educated at MSc or PhD level (or equivalent experience) in Bioinformatics or Cancer Molecular Biology
    • Good knowledge of and experience working in Cancer Genomics
    • Solid skillset in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
    • Experience with full cycle NGS data analysis, handling large data sets and setting pipelines
    • Strong programming skills (Python, R)
    • Practical knowledge of NGS algorithms

    COMPENSATION

    In return you will receive competitive salary and have the opportunity to work within a successful company in a fantastic location in Central London.

    HOW TO APPLY

    If you'd like to know more and are interested in applying, please contact Anna on alauterjung[at]pararecruit.com or +44 (0) 121 616 3469 with an up-to-date CV. Look forward to hearing from you!

    Keywords: Cancer Analyst, Cancer Bioinformatician, NGS, WGS, Whole genome sequenc*, Bioinformatic*, Cancer, Python, R, Computational Biolog*, Cancer Genomics, Cancer Molecular Biolog*, PhD, MSc, variant calling, pipelines, UK, London

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