Bioinformatics Jobs

Bioinformatics is an amalgamation of biology and informatics and refers to the branch of life sciences which uses computational methods to analyse biological data.

Machines analyse samples of tissue, blood, saliva etc, creating massive amounts of data, which then needs to be analysed by a Bioinformatician. Bioinformaticians apply advanced statistical methods to spot patterns and trends in the data, identifying biomarkers which help us to better understand disease, advancing medical research and drug discovery.

To use the information most effectively, research and drug companies use bioinformaticians to help seek out the answers in the numbers. Suitable candidates can be life scientists with expertise or an interest in bioinformatics, computer science and statistics – or indeed computer scientists with an interest in biology.

There is a vast array of opportunities within this up and coming specialism, particularly in the rapidly expanding Genomics industry. Bioinformatics jobs include: Bioinformatician, Computational Biologist, Software Engineer, Data Scientist, Statistical Geneticist, Data Manager, Data Curator, Computational Biologist, Cancer Analyst, Rare Disease Analyst, Genomics Scientists, Genetic Councillor, Statistician and Biostatistician.

The most commonly recruited roles under the bioinformatics umbrella are bioinformatician and computational biologist:

The primary role of the bioinformatician is to create the biological data for analysis and interpretation. To do this a bioinformatician needs to structure the sequence information from a biological sample and put it into a pipeline so it can be analysed by a bioinformatic analyst.

The bioinformatician job role requires advanced computer science expertise as they must be able to take large outputs of data and create a NGS pipeline so it can be analysed in a structured way. The pipeline programme for the data is created by a computational biologist using a universal computer language like Python, so bioinformaticians also need to have relevant skills and experience of software development and building platforms for data analysis. All data and analysis will be recorded in a central database, so candidates should also be familiar with LIMS or Bioconductor systems.

Job opportunities are many and varied and include high profile clinical studies like the Genomics England 100,000 Genomes Project. If the subject matter being researched is more chemistry-based, the equivalent bioinformatician job role would be cheminformatician.

Bioinformatician Salary

The starting salary for a bioinformatician or cheminformatician is £35,000.

Each company structures their salary and benefits differently and some of the perks are fantastic!


Bioinformatician Jobs

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Lead Genomics Data Scientist - Diversity

London Competitive Permanent

Lead Genomics Data Scientist - Diversity London This is an exciting opportunity to join a world-leading genomics organisation based in London. There is a fundamental ethical point about...

Head of Software Projects - Genomics

Valencia Competitive Permanent

Head of Software Projects - Genomics Valencia, Spain This organisation helps clients such as hospitals and pharmaceutical companies address big data challenges in genomic healthcare and...

Lead Genomics Data Scientist - Diversity

City of London Plus Benefits Permanent

Lead Genomics Data Scientist - Diversity Paramount is working closely with a client who is now moving towards a future of enabling faster, deeper genomic research, bringing genomic healthc...

Lead Genomic Data Scientist - Diversity

London Competitive Permanent

Lead Genomics Data Scientist - Diversity London This is an exciting opportunity to join a world-leading genomics organisation based in London. There is a fundamental ethical point about...

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist *The company is offering flexible working options* I am working with a biotech company in Cambridge who is looking for a Senior Bioinformatics S...

Bioinformatician- Cambridge

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Bioinformatician- Cambridge *The company is happy to consider flexible working options* This is a great opportunity to join a biotech company in Cambridge who are working on ca...

Bioinformatics Associate- Oxford

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Bioinformatics Associate- Oxford *The company is happy to consider flexible working options* This is a great opportunity to join a diagnostics company who specialist in the detection of early stage ca...

Bioinformatics Engineer

London Plus Benefits Permanent

Bioinformatics Engineer - London Paramount is working closely with a client who is now moving towards a future of enabling faster, deeper genomic research, bringing genomic healthcare to a...

Principal Scientist - Healthcare Biobanks

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Principal Scientist - Healthcare Biobanks Pharma. Germany This is a great opportunity to join a family-owned global pharma organisation who are looking to develop breakthrough therapies...

Principal Scientist - Data Innovation

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Principal Scientist - Data Innovation Germany. Pharma This is a great opportunity to join a family-owned global pharma organisation who are looking to develop breakthrough therapies and...

Support Bioinformatician - Cloud Services

London Competitive Permanent

Bioinformatician - Research Environment Cloud Services London The post holder provides high calibre bioinformatics research support to external researchers and industrial partners by...

Bioinformatics - Research Support

City of London Plus Benefits Permanent

Bioinformatics - Research Support - London We have an exciting opportunity for a research support bioinformatician to join a client who is now moving towards a future of enabling...

Bioinformatics Research Engagement Manager

London Competitive Permanent

Bioinformatics Research Engagement Manager London This is a great opportunity to join an organisation where brilliant science remains at the core of everything we do and we are leveragi...

Bioinformatician - Research Environment

London Competitive Permanent

Bioinformatician - Research Environment London The post holder provides high calibre bioinformatics research support to external researchers and industrial partners by enabling analysis...

Data Scientist - Cancer

City of London Plus Benefits Permanent

Data Analyst - Cancer!Paramount is working closely with a client who is now moving towards a future of enabling faster, deeper genomic research, bringing genomic healthcare to all who need it.They are...

Research Engagement Manager - Bioinformatics

City of London Plus Benefits Permanent

Research Engagement Manager - Bioinformatics! Research Engagement Manager - London Paramount is working closely with a client who is now moving towards a future of enabling fas...

Bioinformatician - Research Support

London Competitive Permanent

Support Bioinformatician - Research London The post holder provides high calibre bioinformatics research support to external researchers and industrial partners by enabling analysis, fa...

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Senior Bioinformatics Scientist *The company is offering flexible working options* I am working with a biotech company in Cambridge who is looking for a Senior Bioinformatics Scientist to join t...

Bioinformatician- Cambridge

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Bioinformatician- Cambridge *The company is happy to consider flexible working options* This is a great opportunity to join a biotech company in Cambridge who are working on ca...

Bioinformatics Associate- Oxford

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Bioinformatics Associate- Oxford *The company is happy to consider flexible working options* This is a great opportunity to join a diagnostics company who specialist in the det...

Digital Product Owner

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Digital Product Owner - Germany! Digital Product Owner - Drug Discovery We are working this Digital Product Owner role exclusively for a client who develops breakthrough therap...

Digital Product Owner

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Digital Product Owner- Pharma Germany This is a great opportunity to join a family owned global pharma based in Germany, developing breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solu...

Bioinformatics Engineer

London Competitive Permanent

Bioinformatics Engineer London This is a great opportunity for a strong software engineer/ developer with extensive experience within bioinformatics to join a world-leading genomics org...

Bioinformatics Research Engagement Manager

London Competitive Permanent

Bioinformatics Research Engagement Manager London This is a great opportunity to join an organisation where brilliant science remains at the core of everything we do and we are leveragi...