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    Opportunity: Lead Bioinformatician @ A world-renowned Centre -- Oxford, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Friday, July 06, 2018



    Genetics – Sequence Data – Rare Disease – Cancer – Omics Data – Machine Learning

    Excellent remuneration, 3 year contract, supportive culture, human genome project

    Paramount Recruitment have partnered with a world-renowned Centre in Oxford recognised for their contributions to genomic research and cutting-edge genomic technologies. This team of talented geneticists and bioinformaticians have an opening for a new senior-level Bioinformatician to join them on a 3-year contract with the potential to extend.

    We are looking for someone with experience in analysing human genome sequence data, and developing and applying bespoke bioinformatics pipelines for annotation and interpretation of rare disease and cancer genomes. Experience in the development of novel methods for analysis of copy number, structural and regulatory variants is preferred, along with skills applying novel machine learning approaches for interrogation & integration of large omics datasets.

    This is a brilliant opportunity for a motivated Bioinformatician to take on a leadership position supervising a small group of bioinformatics scientists while contributing to the highly successful translational programme of the research centre. You should be motivated to develop research interests in line with the institute and participate in additional education/training where appropriate.

    There are also excellent opportunities for your own independent genome research, and you will have access to datasets both in-house and through the UK's 100,000 Genomes programme. In this role you will also support public engagement activities on behalf of the Centre and liaise with other bioinformaticians at partner organisations as required.


    Experience Required:
    • PhD in bioinformatics or statistical genetics
    • Strong post-doctoral experience in human genome sequence analysis
    • Excellent programming skills in languages such as Perl, C/C++, R, Python
    • Proven background developing novel bioinformatics tools and algorithms for analysis of genetic data
    • Experience implementing, improving and maintaining bioinformatics pipelines
    • Familiarity with a range of sequencing methods (Illumina, Oxford Nanopore)
    • Experience supervising other scientists and working as part of a team
    • Excellent communication skills is essential


    The position is fixed-term for three years in the first instance with the possibility of extension.


    There are a generous range of benefits on offer including pension, 30 days holiday, discounted rates at a sports facility and childcare support services.


    To discuss the full job description and register your interest, please apply to this advert and send along your CV/cover letter. You can also speak to Jade Page on +44 121 616 3472.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Keywords: Genetics, Bioinformatician, Sequence Data, Rare Disease, Cancer, Omics Data, Machine Learning, Statistics, Oxford, Research Centre, Clinical

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