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    Opportunity: Bioinformatics Operations @ Genomics England -- London, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Tuesday, August 07, 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 post holder is responsible for the day to day running of bioinformatics pipelines within Genomics England.

    Your main responsibilities will involve:
    • Ensure the smooth operations of the pipelines and troubleshoot problems when they occur.
    • Liaise with the development teams to report any issues and design solutions.
    • Provide second line support to internal customers and the research community who are using Genomics England tools.


    You must meet the following requirements:
    • Degree or equivalent experience in bioinformatics
    • Ample experience running of NGS analysis pipelines for large numbers of samples
    • Proficiency in Linux and basic command line skills
    • Experience using collaborative development tools such as Github, Confluence and JIRA
    • Familiar with the databases and resources available for variant interpretation
    • Confident using shell and python scripts
    • Comfortable using high performance computing clusters
    • Ability to work independently and to show initiative within a team
    • Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands
    • Ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team
    • Experience with customer delivery and liaison is an advantage
    • Flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Ability to work under pressure without compromising quality of work
    • Experience of working is an ISO accredited or clinical lab is an advantage


    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: Bioinformatics, Operations, Pipelines, Genomics, NGS, Analysis, Python, Shell, Github, HPC, Linux, Human Genetics, Clinical, London.

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