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    Opportunity: Senior Bioinformatician @ Genomics England -- London, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Friday, June 29, 2018



    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.

    The team are looking for an experienced bioinformatician with software development experience to work as part of the team responsible for pipeline delivery.


    Your main responsibilities will be to:
    • Produces high quality code
    • Liaises with internal and external parties to determine platform requirements
    • Maintains in-house capability to analyse WGS data of patients with cancer or rare diseases and conducts interpretation of findings
    • Performs computational analyses for a range of projects
    • Implements programs for high-throughput sequencing data analysis
    • Establishes general bioinformatics resources for day-to-day use by colleagues
    • Contributes to the team's continuous improvement efforts


    You must meet the following requirements:
    • MSc or PhD (or equivalent experience) in Biology or related discipline. Preferably with a Post doctorate and several years' experience of working in this field
    • Experience of working as a computational biologist, delivering bioinformatics database solutions
    • Good Python coding skillset
    • Solid skillset in Bioinformatics
    • Good exposure to Linux, Git, Postgres (or similar)
    • Solid expertise of developing algorithms and software to analyse large data sets
    • A demonstrable ability to cope under pressure and deliver to deadlines
    • Ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team
    • Flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues
    • Ability to work independently and to show initiative within a team
    • Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands.
    • Excellent technical writing skills


    There are some great benefits on offer with this role including a competitive salary, pension, generous holidays and more.


    Genomics England works at the cutting edge of science, technology and healthcare. Our mission is to deliver the ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project −- the biggest national genome sequencing project of its kind anywhere in the world. As it moves beyond the 100,000 Genomes Project, Genomics England will work with NHSE to launch the world's first Genomic Medicine Service within a national healthcare system. In partnership with government, the NHS, academia, industry and the public, Genomics England aims to realise the potential of genomic medicine: to embed state-of-the-art care in the NHS; bring health benefits to UK citizens; and consolidate the UK's position as the 'go to' destination for international genomic research and investment.


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

    Keywords: Senior, Bioinformatics, Genomics, London, WGS, Rare Disease, Cancer, Python, Linux, PostgreSQL, Algorithm, Database, Analysis.

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