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Python Developer – Bioinformatics

Python Developer – Genomics
London

Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England to expand their team in order to deliver success Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England to expand their team in order to with the 100,000 Genomes Project. This is a challenging and fast moving project with the aim to carry out whole genome sequencing on 100,000 participants. Genomics England works with key partners to collect, transport, store, quality check and sequence the samples from participants. The aim for this project is to create a new genomic medicine service for the NHS – transforming the way people are cared for. Patients may be offered a diagnosis where there wasn’t one before. In time, there is the potential of new and more effective treatments.
This is an ideal role for an experienced Python developer responsible for creating web applications and utilising programming skills for the interpretation of genetic data from large databases, contributing to one of the largest and most ambitious initiatives in the UK.
You will be responsible for developing and operating computational pipelines, working on complex projects and custom tasks that span a wide variety of analysis problems and developing and maintaining a knowledge base of variants and annotations.
Key Accountabilities:
*Develops and applies state of the art approaches to 100,000 whole genome sequences (WGS) in the areas of:
oQuality assurance and sample provenance monitoring
oAnalysis of WGS in cancer and rare diseases
oSequence alignment and variant calling
*Assists with the deployment, maintenance and troubleshooting of computational pipelines for WGS processing and analysis
*Liaises with internal colleagues as needed to ensure the provision and smooth running of the computational pipelines for data processing and analysis.
Requirements:
*Post-graduate degree or equivalent work experience in bioinformatics (desirable)
*Experience in the development of NGS analysis pipelines for large numbers of samples (desirable)
*Proficiency in Bash and a general purpose programming language such as Java or Python, and experience with APIs
*Proficiency in collaborative development tools such as Github, Confluence and JIRA
*Comfortable using of high performance computing clusters
*Ability to work independently and to show initiative within a team
*Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands
*Ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team

There are some great benefits on offer with this opportunity including a competitive salary, pension, generous holidays and more.
It’s also an opportunity to work with some of the most established and smartest minds in the world of genomics. If you are keen to work with petabytes of complex data, this could be an ideal opportunity.
Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal@pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
Keywords: Python, Developer, Software, Engineer, Web, Backend, Frontend, Java, JavaScript, Bash, API, HPC, Jira, Confluence, Git, Bioinformatics, Genomics, NGS, WGS, Genome, Analysis, London.

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