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    Opportunity: Senior Bioinformatician (Microbiome) @ An award winning biotech -- Cambridge, UK
    Submitted by Eugene McDaid; posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019



    Due to successfully winning major international research projects, an award winning biotech based in Cambridge is expanding, has released two fantastic opportunities in their Bioinformatics team. Built on pioneering research from some of the brightest minds in the industry, the company is exploring the role and impact of the human microbiome in heath and disease. This research has huge potential to unlock new methods for diagnostics and treatments for a wide range of diseases, including infections, autoimmune disorders and cancer.

    This opportunity is suitable for a dynamic and talented Bioinformatician who loves working in an innovative, creative environment.


    Key duties will be:
    • Analysing and interpreting metagenomics data to identify biomarkers of disease and novel live bacterial therapeutic leads
    • Identifying, developing and implementing analytical, statistical and machine learning methods to improve and extend their informatics platform
    • Developing tools and databases capable of integrating and comparing large-scale metagenomics datasets


    The ideal candidate will have:
    • A PhD or MSc degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Physics or a related discipline
    • Experience of microbial genomics and/or metagenomics, bacterial genomics
    • Strong programming ability in Python, Perl, C++ or similar
    • Demonstrable experience of developing novel bioinformatics methods, building pipelines and analysing large scale biological data-sets
    • Knowledge of machine learning or biostatistics would be advantageous
    • Familiarity with phylogenetic/taxonomic classification of genomes and metagenomes


    If you love working with complex data, problem solving, and driving innovation in Bioinformatics and medical science, this would be a fantastic opportunity for you. On offer is an enviable location, competitive salaries, and truly fascinating research projects. The environment is fun, friendly, fast-paced and sociable.


    To apply, send a copy of your CV to Emilie Francis at efrancis[at] For an informal chat, you can reach Emilie on 0121 616 3477.

    Key words: Microbiome, Bacterial genomics, metagenomics, Bioinformatics, Cambridge, Data Science, Biomarker discovery

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