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

Check out our latest Bioinformatician jobs, view our recent Genomics Salary Survey report or send us your CV.

Statistical Genomics- Bioinformatics Scientist

Cambridge Permanent

Statistical Genomics- Bioinformatics Scientist              Cambridge Biotech- Flexible working    The company is looking for strong Ph...

Clinical Bioinformatician

Cambridgeshire Permanent

Bioinformatician - Clinical Data *Cambridge – Flexible working* This well-established biotech are looking for a Bioinformatician to join their ever growing team in Cambridge. This company focus...

Cancer Bioinformatician

London Permanent

Bioinformatician - Cancer     London * Flexible Working *    I am working with a client in London who is looking for a rare disease analyst to join their team of t...

Bioinformatician Rare Diseases

London Permanent

Bioinformatician - Rare Disease    London * Flexible Working *    I am working with a client in London who is looking for a rare disease bioinformatics scientist to joi...

Software Developer - Biotech

Cambridge Permanent

Software Developer - Biotech Cambridge *Flexible workings options*     This is a great opportunity for a Software Developer to join an exciting company that aims to tr...

Senior Bioinformatician / Software Developer

Cambridge Permanent

Senior Bioinformatician / Software Developer *Cambridge – Flexible working*    This international biotech are looking for motivated computational biologist / bioinformatician to join t...

Junior Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Cambridge Permanent

Software Developer   Pharmaceutical, Cambridge    This is an amazing opportunity for a junior software developer to join a well-established small pharma company in Cambridge. This...

Applied Scientist- Protein Folding

London Permanent

Applied Scientist    * London Flexible working *    This large technology company are looking to utilise their large range of technology for the benefit of healthcare. As they scal...

PhD PostDoc Bioinformatician

Cambridgeshire Permanent

Clinical Bioinformatician *Cambridge – Flexible working* This well-established biotech are looking for a Bioinformatician to join their ever growing team in Cambridge. This company focus on deve...

Statistical Genomics- Bioinformatics Scientist

Cambridge Permanent

Statistical Genomics- Bioinformatics Scientist              Cambridge Biotech- Flexible working    The company is looking for strong Ph...

Bioinformatics Pipeline Developer

Cambridge Permanent

Bioinformatics Pipeline Developer Cambridge, flexible working This role will be placed within the newly formed pipeline team which oversees the development and maintenance of the company's productio...

Clinical Bioinformatician

Cambridgeshire Permanent

Clinical Bioinformatician *Cambridge – Flexible working* This well-established biotech are looking for a Bioinformatician to join their ever growing team in Cambridge. This company focus on deve...

Bioinformatics software developer - Cancer

Cambridge Permanent

Bioinformatician – Cancer *Cambridge – Flexible working*    This international biotech are looking for motivated computational biologist / bioinformatician to join their growing...

Software Developer - Biotech

Cambridge Permanent

Software Developer - BiotechCambridge *Flexible workings options*     This is a great opportunity for a Software Developer to join an exciting company that aims to transform the lives o...

Senior Bioinformatician/ Software Developer

Cambridge Permanent

Bioinformatician/ Software Developer Cambridge    *The company is happy to consider flexible working options*    This is a great opportunity to join a biotech company in Cambridge...

Software Developer - Biotech

Cambridge Permanent

Software Developer - BiotechCambridge *Flexible workings options*     This is a great opportunity for a Software Developer to join an exciting company that aims to transform the lives o...