Support Bioinformatician

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Bioinformatics, Data Analysis, Bioinformatician, Statistical Genetics, Statistical Geneticist, Stati

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27 Sep, 2018

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Support Bioinformatician - 100,000 Genomes Project

Bioinformatics Research Services - Central London - Permanent!

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.

Currently their Research Services team are looking for a Support Bioinformatician with a background in Bioinformatics, Data Analysis and Statistical Genetics/Genomics to provide high calibre research support to external researchers and industrial partners by delivering custom analyses, facilitating access to datasets and ensuring optimal use of their Research Data Centre.

This role would be ideal for someone who has either a) an MSc in Bioinformatics with 3-5 years' work or b) a PhD in Bioinformatics or a similar field (both with experience in NGS data analysis, WGS, WES, RNA-seq, GWAS, Python and R)

Your main responsibilities as a Support Bioinformatician will involve:
-Understanding the company's research environment and being both a super user and advocate internally and externally
-Supporting users with how to use their software and data and carrying out custom analyses on demand
-Understanding customer needs (academic, NHS and industry) and working with customers and working with them to ensure their scientific projects are successful
-Providing high calibre troubleshooting of problems for customers, appraise customers and Genomics England options and execute solutions
-Managing data, QA releases, supporting data intake and extraction through airlocks and adding external data to their environment

The ideal Support Bioinformatician will meet the following requirements:
-Educated at degree level in a relevant discipline (Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, Data Analysis) - either PhD or MSc and several years' work experience
-Evidence of experience in data analysis and genomics research using large genomics datasets of NGS data alongside clinical data. This could be any involvement in GWAS, cohort studies, population genetics, etc.
-Demonstrated knowledge and competence in Python and preferably R for statistical analysis as well as experience with statistical methodologies
-Experience of working in a knowledge sharing environment
Genomics England works with key partners to collect, transport, store, quality check and sequence the samples from participants. They are working with the NHS to launch the world's first Genomic Medicine Service. Patients will have access to personalised treatment when there was no option for them before.

In return you will receive a competitive salary and the opportunity to make a real difference and contribute to the project at its most exciting phase. Due to growth they now also have new modern offices. If you'd like to know more about the position and apply, please feel free to contact Anna with an up-to-date CV ( or +44 (0) 121 616 3469).

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Data Analysis, Bioinformatician, Statistical Genetics, Statistical Geneticist, Statistical Genomics, Statistics, GWAS, genome wide association, cohort, population genetics, Genetic data, Clinical data, Pharmaceutical, Python, R, genome sequencing, whole genome, WGS, NGS, Scientist, Bioinformatics, UK, London

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