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    Opportunity: Senior Bioinformatician @ Start-up company -- Cambridge, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018



    Bioinformatics, Biomarker Discovery, Microbiomes!

    An exciting new opportunity has become available for a Bioinformatician to join a start-up company in Cambridge at Senior level. The company is experiencing rapid growth and is currently establishing a core bioinformatics team to perform metagenome and genome analyses. You will have access to the company's genome database and microbiological technologies and will be developing pipelines contributing to biomarker discovery.

    This role would ideal for a Bioinformatician with demonstrable experience developing bioinformatics analysis pipelines and expert knowledge in biological analysis tools and databases.


    Your main responsibilities as a Senior Bioinformatician will involve:
    • Develop and run methods, metrics, and pipelines for the automatic functional annotation of genomic and microbiome data
    • Develop tools and databases capable of integrating and comparing large-scale (meta)genomics datasets and their associated metadata
    • Collaborate in multi-disciplinary projects to perform end-to-end data analysis toward therapeutic discovery and development
    • Identify, develop and implement new analytical, statistical and machine-learning methods to improve and extend our informatics platform


    The ideal Senior Bioinformatician will fulfill the following requirements:
    • Educated at PhD level in Bioinformatics or related discipline
    • 5 years' experience working with bioinformatics and/or sequence data analysis
    • Demonstrable experience in working with microbial genomics/metagenomics
    • Software programming/scripting skills/tools/approaches: Python or Perl, Agile, Git


    In return you will receive competitive salary as well as a great benefits package and the opportunity to work as part of a start-up company in an excellent location.


    If you'd like to apply and find out more about the position, please get in touch with Anna with an up-to-date CV and cover letter (alauterjung[at] or +44 (0) 121 616 3469). Look forward to hearing from you.

    Candidates need to have at least indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

    Keywords: Microbiome, Metagenomics, Metagenome, Genome, Pipeline, Bioinformatics, PhD, microbiological, microbial, microbiology, algorithms, gut bacteria, Software, Python, Perl, Agile, Git, Analysis, DNA, biomarker discovery, bacteria, Cambridge, UK

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