Senior Bioinformatician - Cambridge

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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United Kingdom,--Cambridge,Cambridge,

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Keywords: Bioinformatics, Analyst, Genomics, Metageomics, Drug Discovery, Microbiome, Pipeline, Biom

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15 Dec, 2017

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Senior Bioinformatician

A great position is available with an exciting start-up company based in Cambridge for a senior level Bioinformatician with experience with metagenomics and microbiomes. You would be working with best-in-class microbiological technologies having access to a leading microbiome reference genome database. The client is building a world-leading in-house bioinformatics team to analyse genomes and metagenomes, lead further development databases and establish bespoke analytical pipelines that will be central to biomarker discovery.
An ideal candidate will have experience in constructing analysis pipelines for the analysis of genomes and/or metagenomes. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to be involved at the very early stages of this novel area of Live Bacterial Therapeutics.

Key Duties:
*Write production quality software/scripts for organising and analysing sequence data
*Combine third-party analysis tools, with our own in-house tools, to produce an in-depth annotation pipeline for the annotation of metagenomes and genomes
*Perform phylogenetic analysis of key marker genes to enable detailed classification of gut microbiome organisms
*Perform statistical analysis to identify trends within and across datasets
*Enhance reference database with novel data produced
*PhD in Bioinformatics or related discipline
*5 years of experience working with biological analysis tools and databases
*Demonstrable experience in working in a production bioinformatics environment
*Experience analysing DNA sequences, ideally genome and/or metagenomes
*Demonstrable history of producing and executing bioinformatics analysis pipelines
*Expert knowledge of algorithms/tools in (meta)genome analysis
*Knowledge of multi-person software development approaches (Agile) and tools (e.g. Git)
*High level of competency in a scripting language, e.g Python or Perl
*Experience using R and developing scripts and packages
*An understanding of how to deliver projects to timescale and budget
*A natural sense of organisation, team work, as well as sharing knowledge
*Candidates should be legally entitled to work in the UK

Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
Keywords: Bioinformatics, Analyst, Genomics, Metageomics, Drug Discovery, Microbiome, Pipeline, Biomarker, Discovery, DNA, Algorithm, Python, R, Perl, Git, Agile, Cambridge

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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

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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.
  • Integrity - Credibility means everything.  We are honest and transparent in our approach with everyone.
  • Entrepreneurial - We make it our business to excel when others can’t.  We relish the opportunity of a challenge using innovative and unique solutions.  We strive to be the agency of choice.
  • Experts Continuous knowledge building and sharing is central to our success.  We work in partnership with clients and candidates, our combined knowledge of industry and recruitment ensures we match the right person to the right job at the right time.
  • Success – At Paramount we recognise and reward achievement, we nurture an environment where people can fulfil and maximise their potential.

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