Data Scientist - Genomics England

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Master of Science

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United Kingdom,London,London,

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Data Science, Genomics, Python, Bioinformatics, Data, Science, Biology, R, Stata, SAS, Biostatistics

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21 Apr, 2017

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Data Scientist - Genomics England

The 100,000 genomes project 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.


To manage and operate the data flow to the bioinformatics processes, to ensure that data is accurate and it is databased with fidelity.
Supporting both the rare disease team and cancer team the post holder is responsible for ensuring the clinical data set required for interpreting patients' genomes is available in the correct location and format for the interpretation pipeline to run.

In addition the post holder is responsible for documenting data processes within bioinformatics and liaising with other data teams to ensure data models are followed and complete.

Essential skills, knowledge and behaviours required for fully effective performance in this role:

*Master's degree or equivalent experience working in biostatistics, bioinformatics or data analysis
*Familiarity with a programmatic environment for data manipulation, such as R, Stata, SAS, Python, SQL
*Ability to perform common data manipulation tasks including merging, appending, reshaping, identifying duplicates and recoding values
*Experience working with complex data sets, ideally health-related, in a research , clinical or government setting
*Familiar with software version control systems
*Ability to programmatically identify missing, inconsistent or out of range values
*Ability to produce summary tabulations and graphs for reporting purposes
*Familiarity with the principles of relational databases
*Strong attention to detail
*Excellent organisational skills with a commitment to reproducible work, documentation and record-keeping
*Ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team
*Ability to balance competing demands and work under pressure
*Commitment to responsible and respectful handling of personal identifiable data


*Familiarity with phenotype ontologies and disease classifications
*Experience with MongoDB and REST interfaces
*Experience using LabKey data integration platform
*Familiar with use of AVRO or Protocol Buffers for data modelling
*Ability to perform basic queries using SQL

If you are interested in this position or would like some more information, then please don't hesitate to contact Jack Lacy via, 0121,616,3467 or e-mail:

Data Science, Genomics, Python, Bioinformatics, Data, Science, Biology, R, Stata, SAS, Biostatistics, Data Analysis

Paramount Recruitment Limited provides services as an agency and an employment business. We regularly have similar roles in this area. Please see our website for details or send your CV in to us to find out the latest opportunities.

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd


No. 5 Lower Temple Street,No. 5 Lower Temple Street


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom


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Pharmaceutical Recruitment



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+44 (0)121 616 3460

Specialist in Permanent, Contract and Interim recruitment solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Life Science industries throughout Europe.

Our goal is to assist our candidates in finding that “perfect fit” between individual skills and experience and the right career opportunity. We identify and only present the positions that accurately reflect a chosen professional path. We discuss opportunities in detail, respect choices and ask permission prior to presenting any details to prospective clients. We brief and prepare every candidate for client meetings, and once the interview process is complete, provide feedback in a timely manner.

Our clients choose Paramount because:
• We are a Corporate Member of REC (Recently Inspected)
• We aspire to build long-term partnerships
• Our consultants are highly trained with expert market knowledge
• We are one of the most effective advertisers on the Internet
• We provide tailored Recruitment Solutions
• We keep up-to-date with Industry information – Salary scales, market knowledge, skills shortages

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Established in January 2003, Paramount Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy which has grown to be one of the leading recruiters to the Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries, throughout the UK and Europe.

Our Vision is to be internationally recognised and admired as the number one recruitment solutions provider to the Healthcare Pharmaceutical and Scientific industries.

Our Mission is to employ the best Consultants, whose aim is to deliver a professional and superior service to ensure our clients achieve their business goals and our candidates attain their career aspirations.
Our Values define who we are as an organisation and what makes us different. They influence the way we work with each other – and the way we serve our clients and candidates:

  • Respect - Paramount people listen, engage and contribute to ensure we make  the best possible decisions.  We are proud to work in recruitment.  Our diversity    makes our team uniquely adaptable to whatever challenges be it location, industry or culture we work in.
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