Lead Bioinformatician

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Job ID :

11531


Company Type :

Staffing Firms


Industry :

Science and Research


Education Level :

Master of Science


Address 1 :

United Kingdom,London,London,


Key Skills :

Keywords: Lead, Bioinformatics, Genomics, WGS, Cancer, Rare Disease, Python, Java, PostgreSQL, Algor


Salary :

Negotiable


Date Posted :

21 May, 2018



Company Name :

Paramount Recruitment Ltd


Location1 :

London




Job Category :

Biotech Jobs


Experience :

Fresher


Job Type:

Permanent


Travel Amount:

negotiable





Description

Lead Bioinformatician
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. 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. Patients may be offered a diagnosis where there wasn't one before. In time, there is the potential of new and more effective treatments.
The post holder is an experienced senior bioinformatician with software development experience to lead a small team to deliver challenging 'build' objectives.
Accountabilities:
*Lead a team of approx. four developers to build cutting edge systems for clinical interpretation
*Produce high quality code
*Liaise with internal and external parties to determine platform requirements
*Maintain in-house capability to analyse WGS data of patients with cancer or rare diseases and conducts interpretation of findings
*Perform computational analyses for a range of projects
*Implement programmes for high-throughput sequencing data analysis
*Establish general bioinformatics resources for day-to-day use by colleagues
*Contribute to the wider team's continuous improvement efforts

Requirements:

*Team leadership expertise
*Experience of working as a computational biologist, delivering bioinformatics database solutions
*MSc or PhD (or equivalent experience) in Biology or related discipline
*Python coding experience
*Proficient in Java programming is desirable
*Solid skillset in Bioinformatics
*Solid exposure to Linux, Git, Postgres (or similar)
*Several years' experience of developing algorithms and software to analyse large data sets
*Experience developing non-relational database systems (eg Mongo, Hadoop)
*A demonstrable ability to cope under pressure and deliver to deadlines
*Ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team
*Flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues
*Ability to work independently and to show initiative within a team
*Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands.
*Excellent technical writing skills
*Ability to work independently and to show initiative within a team
*Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands

There are some great benefits on offer with this role including a competitive salary, pension, generous holidays and more.
Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal@pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
Keywords: Lead, Bioinformatics, Genomics, WGS, Cancer, Rare Disease, Python, Java, PostgreSQL, Algorithm, RDBMS, MongoDB, Linux, Database, London.

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