Senior Cancer Bioinformatician
100,000 Genomes Project – Bioinformatics – Central London!
Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England to expand their team in order to deliver success 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. As it moves beyond the 100k mark they are working with the NHS to launch the world’s first Genomic Medicine Service.
A fantastic new opportunity has become available for a Cancer Analyst to join their highly motivated Bioinformatics team which is responsible for whole genome sequencing. This role is ideal for a strong Bioinformatician with good numerical skills and a background in Cancer Genomics.
Your main responsibilities as a Cancer Bioinformatician will involve:
-Developing and applying state of the art approaches to the analyses of whole genome sequences (WGS) of cancer patients
-Benchmarking tools for cancer WGS analysis
-Performing computational analyses for a range of projects
-Developing and implementing new features for cancer sequencing data analysis
The ideal Cancer Analyst should fulfil the following requirements:
-PhD in Bioinformatics (or related field) with ideally several years’ industry experience (or Postdoc)
-Practical knowledge of NGS algorithms and available resources for cancer bioinformatics
-Experience with full cycle of analysing NGS data from sequencing QC to annotation and prioritization of variants
-Experience with handling large data sets and setting pipelines
-Strong programming skills (Python, R); ability to develop codes as a part of team
Genomics England works with key partners to collect, transport, store, quality check and sequence the samples from participants. This will be a fantastic opportunity for you to take part in the biggest national genome sequencing effort of its kind anywhere in the world, bringing health benefits to UK citizens. Patients may be offered a diagnosis where there wasn’t one before. In time, there is the potential of new and more effective treatments.
You’ll be able to work in their brand new offices in Central London and in return you will receive competitive salary and have the opportunity to work within a successful company in a fantastic location. If you’d like to know more and are interested in applying, please contact Anna on email@example.com or +44 (0) 121 616 3469 with an up-to-date CV. Look forward to hearing from you!
Keywords: Bioinformatician, NGS, Cancer, Oncology, Computational Biologist, Bioinformatics, Pipeline, Software, Python, Coding, Linux, Git, Postgres, MongoDB, NGS, WGS, Whole genome sequencing, PhD, MSc, variant calling, Postdoc, Database, UK, London
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Job Reference: AL3110CA_1541000313
Broadcast As: 26629
Salary To: Negotiable
Job Type: Full Time
Job Term: Permanent
Job Industry: Genomics
Recruitment Consultant: Anna Lauterjung