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    Opportunity: Head of Bioinformatics @ Genomics England -- London, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Friday, February 02, 2018



    100,000 Genomes Project – Central London – Research Services Team!

    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.

    Currently they are heading up a new Research Services team and are looking for an experienced candidate with a strong background in Statistical Genetics/Genomics to provide high calibre research support to external researchers and industrial partners by delivering custom analyses, facilitating access to datasets and ensuring optimal use of their Research Data Centre. This role would suit someone with a strong background in Statistical Genetics (GWAS, cohort studies, population genetics) with team leadership/management experience.

    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.


    Your main responsibilities will involve:
    • Leading a skilled team of around five people that supports academic and industrial partners by analysing the program's data to answer partner's questions
    • Ensuring the delivery of team's objectives, staff management and development, providing hands-on support as a Senior Genomics Data Analyst
    • Providing services to external clients, ensuring quality of data analyses are appropriate and the right methodologies are used
    • Internal collaboration, particularly with others in the Chief Scientist's team, Commercial team, Bioinformatics team and Software/Infrastructure Engineers to develop and deploy suitable solutions for customers
    • Understanding customer needs (NHS, academia and industry) and working with them to ensure their scientific projects are successful


    The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:
    • At least 3 years' postdoc work in fields related to statistical genetics/genomics with a strong quantitative background in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science
    • Strong evidence of experience in data analysis and genomics research using large genomics datasets of NGS data alongside clinical data. This could be any involvement in GWAS, cohort studies, population genetics, etc.
    • Team leadership experience with proven ability to communicate with key customer and internal stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
    • Demonstrated knowledge and competence in relevant programming languages and applications (Python, R) and experience with statistical methodologies
    • Strong publication record in a relevant field


    In return you will receive a competitive salary and the opportunity to make a real difference and contribute to the project at its most exciting phase. Due to growth they also have new modern offices.


    If you'd like to know more about the position and apply, please feel free to contact Anna with an up-to-date CV (alauterjung[at] or +44 (0) 121 616 3469).

    Keywords: Statistical Genetics, Statistical Geneticist, Statistical Genomics, Genomcis, Statistics, GWAS, genome wide association, cohort, population genetics, Genetic data, Clinical data, Data Analysis, Pharmaceutical, Python, R, genome sequencing, whole genome, WGS, NGS, Scientist, Bioinformatics, UK, London

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