Home or Office Contract Bioinformatician - 8-9 month project

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Science and Research

Education Level :

Master of Science

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United Kingdom,Berkshire,Berkshire,

Key Skills :

Bioinformatics, Pharma, Translational, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Epigenomics, Genetics, Genomics, NGS

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Date Posted :

06 Mar, 2018

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Home or Office Contract Bioinformatician - 8-9 month project

Full time - UK or Europe - Translational Bioinformatics - NGS Analysis - Genomics

A great opportunity is available for a Bioinformatician to join a global Bio-Pharma based in the UK. The client focuses on central nervous system and immunology disorders and aim to tackle unmet medical needs around the world. The client aims to understand the different molecular origins of disease in different patient sub-populations to cater personalised medicine.

You will work closely with the translational bioinformatics team to stratify Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Disease patients and build predictive models of disease progression. You will develop and implement novel methods for extracting biologically intuitive genomic features from patient molecular datasets, specifically gene-level and pathway-level measures of mutational burden. These feature sets will be used to stratify patients using unsupervised clustering and develop predictive models of risk and disease progression for Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) and Parkinson's Progression Marker Initiative (PPMI) data sets.

*Flexibility, genuine intellectual curiosity, ideation and eagerness to contribute are key elements of the position.
*The individual should have a passion for statistical concepts, data mining, and visualization of biological data types.
*Extensive experience of implementing and executing NGS pre-processing and analysis pipelines e.g. whole genome sequencing, epigenetics and proteomics.
*Familiarity with methods for genetic variant annotation (e.g. SnpEff, VEP) and functional genomics resources (ENCODE and Roadmap Epigenomics).
*Understanding of network biology concepts (community detection) and practical familiarity with common resources (PPI and pathway databases)
*Deep knowledge of scripting in R or Python. Experience of method development in complied languages would be an advantage.
*Confidence programming in a Linux / HPC environment, including shell scripting (bash, tcsh), text processing utilities (sed, awk), and tools for NGS data manipulation (bcftools and samtools)
*Experience of cloud-based NGS pipelining environments such as DNA Nexus and Seven bridges would be an advantage.

This position is full time and can allow the successful applicant to work from home for the majority of the time either in the UK or Europe. The company will offer a competitive hourly rate, and the chance to travel to Europe for meetings once a month.

Please do not hesitate to contact Jade Page at jpage@pararecruit.com or 01216163472 to discuss this role further and to make an application.

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Pharma, Translational, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Epigenomics, Genetics, Genomics, NGS, Python, Statistics, HPC, Linux, SAMtools, Bash, WGS, Machine Learning, Cloud.

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Company Name:

Paramount Recruitment Ltd


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


Staffing Firms


United Kingdom


B1 1QU




less than 100


Pharmaceutical Recruitment



Phone No. :

+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

For more information,visit www.paramountrecruitment.co.uk.

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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.

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