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Senior Bioinformatician - Genomics

Zoek Pin Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire, England

£45000.00 - £60000.00 PerAnnum

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 36 days ago

Senior Bioinformatician

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  • crop science company Cambridge.

Python, R programming, statistics & NGS experience Your new company My client is an innovative and very well funded company, based in Cambridge, looking to add several talented bioinformaticians to their team to focus on cutting edge genetic experiments to provide food security and help solve the global food crisis.

The company leadership includes a number of industry veterans and they have plans to be at the forefront of the market.

They have also tripled in size over the last 2 years, driven by successful commercial partnerships.

Your new role You'll be part of a team working in partnership with another lab, focused on the development and application of their gene editing platforms and pipelines to a number of cutting-edge projects.

A large part of this will be contributing new ideas to their products whilst working in a multi-disciplinary and diverse team.

This is initially an 18-month contract, with the possibility of a permanent position afterwards.

Responsibilities will include: Developing and/or optimising bioinformatics pipelines and tools for analysing large scale NGS datasets Carrying out hands-on analysis and interpretation of genetic / NGS data Leading aspects of, or potentially entire, bioinformatics projects Collaborating with colleagues in multiple locations, as well as liaising with senior stakeholders Programming / scripting in Python, R or Perl Designing experiments in conjunction with biology researchers Helping develop and optimise bioinformatics methods This is a fast-paced environment, with multiple challenges and will require you to prioritise workloads on a regular basis.

What you'll need to succeed You should have: Scripting/programming skills, ideally with Python, but other languages such as R, Perl or Bash are also acceptable; Experience with statistical software, eg R or Matlab; Track record of developing pipelines Good hands-on experience of working with & analysing NGS data; Knowledge/experience of mining public sequence repositories/databases; At least an MSc in bioinformatics or similar discipline (or equivalent experience), although higher level degrees eg PhD are preferred; Good communication skills, ideally gained from working with clients or within multi-disciplinary teams.

Candidates with experience of the following are preferred (although these are not essential): > Plant or crop science > Host-pathogen, pathway or network analysis > Comparative genomics > Experience in a core facility / service provider / biotech / research industry environment What you'll get in return A great opportunity to further develop your skills, work on projects that will have a significant effect in the real world, and excellent career progression as they continue to grow.

What you need to do now If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call me on#########

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career, as there are a number of bioinformatics, statistics and data science roles available.

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