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    Opportunity: Senior Cancer Analyst @ Genomics England - London, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017



    100,000 Genomes Project – Cancer Genomics – NGS!

    Paramount 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.

    A fantastic new opportunity has become available for a Senior Cancer Bioinformatician to join their 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.


    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


    The ideal Cancer Analyst should meet the following requirements:
    • Educated at MSc or PhD level (or equivalent experience) in Bioinformatics or Cancer Molecular Biology with several years' work experience in the field
    • 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


    You'll be able to work in their brand new offices in Central London and in return you will receive competitive salary and have the opportunity to work within a successful company in a fantastic location in Central London.


    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.


    If you'd like to know more and are interested in applying, please contact Anna on alauterjung[at] 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 sequencing, Bioinformatics, Bioinformatician, Cancer, Python, R, Computational Biologist, Computational Biology, Cancer Genomics, Cancer Molecular Biology, PhD, MSc, variant calling, pipelines, UK, London

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