Clinical Bioinformatician

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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United Kingdom,London,London,

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Clinical, Bioinformatics, Bioinformatician, NHS, GMC, WGS, NGS, Whole Genome Sequencing, pipeline, C

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18 Jan, 2019

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Clinical Bioinformatician

Bioinformatics, Permanent, Rare Diseases and Cancer!

Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England who have successfully completed their 100,000 Genomes Project and are now working with the NHS to create the world's first Genomic Medicine Service.

They are applying state-of-the-art approaches to whole genome sequences for processing, analysis, QC and annotation, which includes integrating phenotypic and other clinical data with WGS to create a world-leading, high fidelity data repository for the NHS and third party users.

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Clinical Bioinformatician to join their Bioinformatics team - this role contributes to the Genomic Interpretation Group's review and reporting of findings back to the NHS.

Your main responsibilities as a Clinical Bioinformatician will involve:
*Contribute to our in-house pipeline to analyse WGS data of patients and aid in the interpretation of findings using clinical bioinformatics capabilities
*Perform quality assurance of the analysis and interpretation made by third parties and by our in-house pipeline for both Rare Disease and Cancer.
*Review variant calls in a timely manner that can be used to inform clinical decisions and for research purposes within the NHS GMCs and academic communities.
*Perform user acceptance testing of third party decision support tools for interpretation.
*Handling, troubleshooting and prioritising GMC issues from interpretation/system.
*Support with writing SOPs and documentation about the system

The ideal Clinical Bioinformatician should meet the following requirements:
*Degree level qualification, or equivalent, in a medical science or relevant discipline.
*Demonstrated commitment to quality
*Demonstrate understanding of quality management systems and implementing process improvements and supporting staff with process development and documentation.
*Familiarity with clinical research and the NHS.
*Experience of writing and following Standard Operating Procedures.
*Proven scripting skills (e.g. in one or more of Python, Bash, R, SQL) (essential)
*Proven knowledge/understanding in genetics/genomics and variant calling (essential)
*Knowledge of bioinformatics best practice guidelines (e.g. ACGS)

This role would be perfect for a Clinical Bioinformatician who has worked within NHS or industry for 3-5 years. You'll be working 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 in Central London. If you'd like to know more and are interested in applying, please contact Anna on or +44 (0) 121 616 3469 with an up-to-date CV. Look forward to hearing from you!
Please note: Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK in order to be considered for this position. This means you need to have either UK/EU citizenship or indefinite leave to remain.
Keywords: Clinical, Bioinformatics, Bioinformatician, NHS, GMC, WGS, NGS, Whole Genome Sequencing, pipeline, Cancer, Rare Disease, patient, data, Clinical Research, SOP, Standard Operating Procedure, Python, R, Bash, SQL, PhD, MSc, variant calling, genetics, genomics, London, UK

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