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    Opportunity: Senior Data Scientist -- Bioinformatics @ A fast-moving, newly formed biotech -- London, UK
    Submitted by Eugene McDaid; posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020



    A fast-moving, newly formed biotech are looking for an experienced and highly creative data scientist to join their team. Working with single cell RNA sequencing data, bulk sequencing data and other complex datatypes, you will work to establish a data repository and analytics pipeline to support the identification of therapeutic targets to address a range of disease indications.

    You will develop and apply methodologies for multi-dimensional data analysis and support computational pipeline design and development activities. You will also design and implement a database schema to support multi-dimensional data access and further visualise & analyse complex data sets, working in close collaboration with scientists and clinicians for the purpose of drug target discovery.

    You must be technically flexible and comfortable with multi-tasking analytical, data management and programming assignments.


    Key Requirements Include:
    • PhD in Data Science/ Bioinformatics (or equivalent) or MSc in data science/bioinformatics (or equivalent) plus 3+ years relevant academic or industry experience
    • Experience of analysing complex RNAseq data sets (including scRNAseq)
    • Demonstrated R programming fluency
    • Programming experience in a structured query or procedural language (e.g. SQL)
    • Solid understanding of key data integration concepts (e.g. ETL) and practices (e.g. data modelling, database schema design and implementation)
    Additional Requirements Include:
    • Prior experience of integrating complex datasets for the purpose of drug target discovery
    • Working knowledge of UNIX based operating systems
    • Experience with cloud-based technologies (e.g. AWS)
    • Experience in reproducible research practices (e.g. dynamic documents, version control & containerisation)
    A successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills, ability to effectively manage concurrent projects and within a virtual team environment.


    There are some great benefits available including the opportunity to join an exciting venture and build a pipeline of therapeutic products. The company offer a competitive salary package and benefits.


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

    Keywords: Bioinformatics, Data, Science, Pipelines, RNA, Single, Cell, SQL, AWS, Unix, Version, Control, Drug Discovery, Genomics, Python, Oncology, London, Start-up

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