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    Opportunity: Bioinformatician @ Genomics England -- Cambridge, UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Friday, January 18, 2019

    Submitter

    BACKGROUND

    Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England to expand their team in order to deliver success as they move 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.

    The purpose of the role is to support the R&D activities of Genomics England through the comprehensive analysis of (largely) sequence data sets from a variety of platforms, in particular emerging long read sequencing technologies.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Performing computational analyses for a range of R&D projects
    • Comparing tools and pipelines for NGS analysis
    • Informing on the design and implementation of new features for sequencing data analysis

    REQUIREMENTS

    • MSc or PhD in Bioinformatics or related discipline
    • Solid skillset in Bioinformatics and experience of working as a computational biologist
    • Practical knowledge of NGS algorithms and available resources for long read sequencing technologies
    • Experience of comparing NGS data sets
    • Experience with handling large data sets and building pipelines
    • Strong programming skills (Python, R); ability to develop codes as a part of team
    • Practical knowledge and understanding of basic statistical tests
    • 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

    COMPENSATION

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

    HOW TO APPLY

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

    Keywords: Bioinformatician, Genomics, Bioinformatician, NGS, Long, Reads, Python, R, Statistical, Algorithms, Pipelines, Research, R&D, Cambridge.

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