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    Opportunity: Senior Bioinformatics Cancer Analyst @ Genomics England -- London, UK
    Submitted by Eugene McDaid; posted on Thursday, March 05, 2020

    Submitter

    BACKGROUND

    Following the successful completion of one of the largest genomic projects the world has ever seen – the 100,000 Genomes Project – Genomics England are expanding on an ambitious new venture that seeks to sequence the whole genomes of 5 million patients within the next five years. This revolutionary government-funded initiative has produced a wealth of data that could provide crucial insights into rare diseases and cancers, revolutionising healthcare and unlocking a new generation of treatments and diagnostic options that were never before possible.

    The work that Genomics England have accomplished could not be achieved without the invaluable contribution of their expert team of Cancer Analysts. We are now looking to grow the team and are interested in speaking with experienced/Senior Bioinformaticians who share our passion and have extensive experience working in the field of cancer genomics.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Key responsibilities include:
    • Performing computational analyses for a range of projects
    • Benchmarking tools for cancer WGS analysis
    • Monitoring quality of WGS data
    • Developing and implementing new features for cancer sequencing data analysis
    • Establishing general bioinformatics resources for day-to-day use by colleagues

    PREFERENCES

    Desired skills/experience include:
    • PhD (or equivalent experience) in Bioinformatics or Cancer Molecular Biology
    • Excellent knowledge of cancer genomics
    • Solid skillset in Bioinformatics and experience of working as a computational biologist
    • Practical knowledge of NGS algorithms and available resources for cancer bioinformatics
    • Experience with full cycle of analysing NGS data from sequencing QC to annotation and prioritization of variants
    • Experience with handling large data sets and setting pipelines
    • Strong programming skills (Python, R); ability to develop codes as a part of team
    • Practical knowledge and understanding of statistics
    • Excellent technical writing skills
    • A demonstrable ability to cope under pressure and deliver to deadlines
    • Great communication skills, with a 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

    On offer is a competitive salary package, stimulating projects and a fast-paced work environment.

    HOW TO APPLY

    If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, send your CV to efrancis[at]pararecruit.com, or call Emilie for an informal chat on 0121 616 3477.

    Key words: Oncology, Cancer, Tumour, Whole Genome Sequencing, Research, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Bioinformatician, Cancer Analyst, Bioinformatics Analyst, Computational Biologist, Clinical Interpretation

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