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.

Head of Software Projects - Genomics

Valencia Competitive Permanent

Head of Software Projects - GenomicsValencia, SpainThis organisation helps clients such as hospitals and pharmaceutical companies address big data challenges in genomic healthcare and precision medici...

Principal Scientist - Comp Bio Cardiometabolic Diseases

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Principal Scientist - Computational Biology for Cardiometabolic Diseases! GermanyParamount is working this Principal Scientist - Computational Biology for Cardiometabolic Diseases role exclusively for...

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory - GermanyDo you have experience in leading a team of computational biologists in immunology & respiratory? If so, then we have the perfect o...

Research Beyond Borders Partner - Computational Biology

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner - Computational Biology - Germany!We have a very exciting opportunity for a Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner for a very wel...

Software Tester / Developer - Cambridge

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Software Tester/Developer Cambridge This is a fantastic opportunity for a Software Tester to join this rapidly growing team and play a part in the company's mission to...

Principal Scientist - Cell and Gene Therapy - Partner

baden-wurttemberg Competitive Permanent

Principal Scientist - Cell and Gene Therapy - Computational BiologyGermany - PharmaThe global Computational Biology and Digital Sciences (gCBDS) department is engaged in target discovery research and...

Statistical Geneticist - Oxford - Cancer

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Statistical Geneticist - Cancer*Based in Oxford but flexible working options* This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing biotechnology company who specialise in the development of innov...

NGS Scientist - Graduate - Oxford

Oxford Competitive Permanent

NGS Scientist - Graduate - OxfordOxfordThis is a great opportunity to join a global diagnostics genomic provider in Oxford who is looking for an NGS Scientist to join their research and development te...

Director of Quality - Cambridge

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance - CambridgeCambridgeRapidly growing international biotech company in Cambridge are seeking someone experienced in Quality Management to take charge of thei...

NGS Scientist - Graduate

Oxford Competitive Permanent

NGS Scientist - Graduate - OxfordOxfordThis is a great opportunity to join a global diagnostics genomic provider in Oxford who is looking for an NGS Scientist to join their research and development te...

Team Lead Comp Bio in Immunology & Respiratory

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Team Lead Computational Biology in Immunology & Respiratory - Germany Do you have experience in leading a team of computational biologists in immunology & respiratory? If so, then we have...

Scientific Data Engineer

Oxford Benefits Permanent

Scientific Data Engineer Oxford Paramount Recruitment are working in partnership with a leading player in the drug discovery field who are looking to recruit a Scientific Data...

Scientific Data Manager

Oxford Benefits Permanent

Scientific Data Manager Oxford Paramount Recruitment are working in partnership with a leading player in the drug discovery field who are looking to recruit a Scientific Data M...

Computational Biologist - Oxford

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Computational Biologist - Oxford Oxford *Hybrid working options* This is a fantastic opportunity for a excited computational biologist to join a well-established leading provid...

Computational Biologist - Graduate

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Computational Biologist - Graduate - Oxford Oxford *Hybrid working options* This is a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate to join a well-established leading provider of...

Research Beyond Borders Partner - Computational Biology

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner - Computational Biology - Germany! We have a very exciting opportunity for a Principal Scientist as Research Beyond Borders Partner f...

Senior Rare Diseases Analyst

London Competitive Permanent

Senior Bioinformatician - Rare Diseases London Genomics Data Scientists/ Analysts investigate and develop solutions to extract more information from the genome (alignment and variant ca...

Software Tester

Cambridgeshire Competitive Permanent

Software Tester/Developer Cambridge This is a great opportunity for a Software Tester to join an exciting company that aim to transform the lives of cancer patients and their families t...

Data Analyst - Cancer

City of London Plus Benefits Permanent

Data Analyst - Cancer! 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 all...

Tester / Developer - Software

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Software Tester/Developer Cambridge This is a fantastic opportunity for a Software Tester to join this rapidly growing team and play a part in the company's mission to improve the lives of cance...

Automation Test Engineer - Software

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Automation Test Engineer - Software Cambridge, UK This company are looking for a test engineer to assist them in providing software solutions to benefit the development of precision medicines....

Statistical Geneticist - Cancer

Oxford Competitive Permanent

Statistical Geneticist - Cancer*Based in Oxford but flexible working options* This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing biotechnology company who specialise in the development of innov...

Software Engineer - Senior

Cambridge Competitive Permanent

Software Engineer - SeniorCambridge This is a fantastic opportunity to join a biotech company based in Cambridge who is focused on drug discovery and development for protein-misfolding diseases. This...

Principal Scientist - Comp Bio Cardiometabolic Diseases

Baden-Württemberg Germany Pension, bonus, healthcare Permanent

Principal Scientist - Computational Biology for Cardiometabolic Diseases! Germany Paramount is working this Principal Scientist - Computational Biology for Cardiometabolic Diseases role ex...