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    Opportunity: Bioinformatician @ Genomics England -- Cambridge (or London), UK
    Submitted by Eugene Mc Daid; posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2019



    Long-read Sequencing, Genomics, Permanent!

    Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England to help expand their team – after successfully completing the 100,000 Genomes Project recently they are working together with the NHS to launch the World's First Genomic Medicine Service. This will transform the way patients are cared for in the future.

    A fantastic position has become available in their Bioinformatics team (based in Hinxton, Cambridge) for a Bioinformatician to support the R&D activities of Genomics England by comprehensively analysing sequence data sets from a variety of platforms (in particular long read sequencing technologies).

    This role would be an ideal fit for a Bioinformatician with a solid skills set in Bioinformatics, handling large data sets in an industry or academic setting, with ideally some background in long read sequencing technologies (e.g. PacBio, Illumina, Nanopore sequencing)


    As a Bioinformatician you will have the following 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
    • Analysing sequence data sets from a variety of platforms (long read sequencing technologies)


    The ideal Bioinformatician will meet the following requirements:
    • MSc or PhD in Bioinformatics or related discipline
    • Solid skills set 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 (WGS is important), handling large data sets and building pipelines
    • Strong programming skills in Python and R
    • Understanding of basic statistical tests


    In return you will receive a competitive salary package with the opportunity to work in a fantastic location and make a real difference to patients' lives.


    If you're interested and would like to apply, please send an up-to-date CV to alauterjung[at] (+44 121 616 3469).


    Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the UK will be considered. This means you must have either UK/EU citizenship of indefinite leave to remain.

    Keywords: Bioinformatician, Bioinformatics, Computational Biologist, Computational Biology, NGS, WGS, pipeline, data analysis, Genomics, Long Read Sequencing, PacBio, Nanopore Sequencing, Illumina Sequencing, Python, R, algorithm, statistical, PhD, Cambridge, UK

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