Senior Bioinformatics Analyst
To build on the success of the 100,000 Genomes Project, the Government tasked NHS England with support from Genomics England to launch a new NHS Genomic Medicine Service comprising a National Genomic Test Directory where 300,000 tests have been re-profiled and whole genome sequencing will be available for direct healthcare. Through 7 Genomic Laboratory Hubs this offers equitable access to the 55 million people in England to the latest genomic medicine and research. This will lead to faster diagnosis and personalised medicine.
The post holder provides high calibre bioinformatics research support to external researchers and industrial partners by enabling analysis, facilitating access to datasets and ensuring optimal use of the Genomics England Research Data Centre. The post holder understands our datasets and how to analyse clinical and genomic data and use tools and services to realise the maximum value from accessing our data.
There is cross-working with other bioinformatics team members developing our interpretation pipeline for the National Health Service.
Your responsibilities will include:
*Understanding the needs of customers (academic, NHS and industry); working with customers to ensure that their scientific projects are successful and that they gain value from their interactions with our Research Environment. This includes face to face engagement to assess needs and execution
*Carrying out complex custom computational analyses
*Development of Bioinformatics datasets, resources, and scripts that will enable downstream analyses for users of the research environment
*Providing high calibre troubleshooting of problems for customers, appraise customers and Genomics England options and execute solutions, co-ordinating with internal teams when necessary
*Collaborating internally, particularly with others in the Research Environment team, Chief Scientist’s team, our Commercial team, Bioinformatics team and software and infrastructure engineers, to develop and deploy suitable solutions for customers
You will need to meet the following requirements:
*A background in statistical genetics, statistical bioinformatics, Biostatistics, or a related strongly quantitative discipline, with postdoctoral experience in fields related to statistical genetics or genomics
*Strong statistical analysis skills and experience of bioinformatics research and analytics using large human genomic datasets alongside clinical data
*Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and excellent facilitation, influencing and presentation skills
*Proven ability to communicate with key customer and internal stakeholders from diverse backgrounds (e.g. management, IT, R and D, biology, bioinformatics)
*Excellent team working skills and comfortable working as part of matrix teams and as part of external teams to ensure delivery.
*Experience with cloud-scale data processing and high-performance computing.
*Demonstrated knowledge and competence in relevant programming languages and applications (e.g. R, Python) and experience of using a suite of bioinformatics tools to problem solve and answer research questions.
*Ability to work independently with a high degree of motivation and focus, and to complete tasks according to company priorities with minimal supervision.
*Adaptable to an ever-evolving working environment
*Strong publication record in a relevant field, and a proven ability to stay abreast of developments in that field.
*Strong customer-service orientation and proven expertise in partnership working with customers, preferably in the scientific/pharma industry.
*Experience of technical writing.
*Experience of working in a knowledge sharing environment
*Previous experience of delivering training resources and events.
*Proven understanding of clinical and phenotypic data management and the sensitivities surrounding patient cohort data.
*Willingness to travel occasionally (<15%) to meet customers or to attend events to gain market insight.
There are some great benefits on offer with this role including a competitive salary, pension, generous holidays and more.
Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
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Job Reference: SBAGEL_1563882530
Broadcast As: 18372
Salary To: Negotiable
Job Type: Full Time
Job Term: Permanent
Recruitment Consultant: Harvey Uppal