Senior Bioinformatics Programmer

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Master of Science

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United Kingdom,--Cambridge,Cambridge,

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Keywords: Programming, Python, Perl, Software, Version Control, Linux, Jenkins, Git, Chef, Puppet, B

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11 Apr, 2018

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Senior Bioinformatics Programmer

A very exciting position has just become available for a Senior Programmer, ideally with Bioinformatics skills to join a fast-growing start-up company in Hinxton, Cambridge. The successful candidate will be involved in the technical development of all aspects of the company's analysis platform: building and running pipelines, automation and scaling, and data management. This is an opportunity for an innovative individual to be involved at the early stages of this novel area of microbiome biomedicine and to help shape the informatics of the company to meet the needs of this new and evolving discipline. Innovation and problem-solving will be required and actively encouraged.

Key duties will include:
*Design and develop the company analysis infrastructure
*Implement production pipelines in a managed compute environment
*Optimise and streamline production pipelines and processes
*Evaluate and implement new tools and technologies as appropriate to improve and extend our technical capability
*Extend pipelines to meet necessary industry standards
*Collaborate in multi-disciplinary projects to ensure bioinformatics provision for therapeutic discovery and development
Candidate Specifications:
*PhD or Masters in Informatics or Computer Science, or equivalent experience
*Demonstrable experience of working in a production informatics environment
*Experience with pipelining analyses on high-performance compute: farms, clusters, or cloud
*Proficiency in a high-level programming language, eg; Python or Perl
*Experience with software development best practices, including version control and testing
*Fluency in Linux
*Good communication and presentation skills
*Flexibility to work in a new and dynamic company
*Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the UK
*An interest in biology
*DevOps / SysAdmin experience
*Familiarity with Continuous Integration (eg; Jenkins/Travis)
*Knowledge of Ansible or other automation tools such as Chef/Puppet
*Experience with OpenStack or Amazon EC2
*Experience analysing genomic/metagenomic sequence data
There are some great benefits available with this role as well as the opportunity to work with some of the best minds in genomics and software development.
Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further.
Keywords: Programming, Python, Perl, Software, Version Control, Linux, Jenkins, Git, Chef, Puppet, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Metagenomics, Microbiome, Cambridge

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.

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



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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.
  • 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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