Team Leader Bioinformatics Engineering - Boston

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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North America,--Massachusetts,Boston,

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Bioinformatics Engineer, Precision Medicine, Cancer Genomics, Software Engineering, Bioinformatician

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08 Feb, 2019

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Team Leader Bioinformatics Engineering - Boston

Precision Medicine, Cancer Genomics, Software Engineering, Bioinformatician

APPLICANTS MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE US (Long term i.e green card or citizen)
We are seeking an exceptional Team Leader in Bioinformatics Engineering to recruit and manage a small team of bioinformatics engineers, to build new computational solutions for cancer genomics. This includes a new cloud-based genomics platform for running and managing NGS pipelines. The successful candidate should have very strong software engineering experience and bioinformatics expertise, combined with proven team leadership experience. You should have experience building scalable, cloud-based platforms for running and managing Next Generation Sequencing pipelines, and must have proven experience managing/leading a small team of bioinformatics engineers.

In this influential post you will also be responsible for selection of appropriate technological approaches, and driving the use of cloud-native solutions, with an emphasis on containerized workflows and a service-oriented architecture.

Additional Responsibilities:

*Designing and developing a new hybrid internal and cloud-based genomics platform for executing and managing NGS pipelines.
*Designing and developing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), microservices, and asynchronous queuing systems.
*Orchestrate cloud-based services via modern dev-ops frameworks.
*Developing new Python software modules, developed via best practices, including unit testing, automated build processes and code reviews.
*Implementing bioinformatic workflows using workflow specification languages, e.g. WDL / CWL / Snakemake.


*Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or a related field.
*Prior experience building scalable, cloud-based platforms for running and managing Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) pipelines.
*5+ years of bioinformatics engineering experience in an academic or industry setting.
*2-3 years experience managing a small team of bioinformatics engineers.
*Demonstrated ability to work in an agile, research environment while building production-grade software.
*Expert knowledge of Python.
*Prior experience building bioinformatic workflows using workflow specification languages, e.g. WDL / CWL / Snakemake.
*Experience in modern software development technologies, including distributed versioning systems, continuous integration, and Agile programming practices.
*Expert knowledge of relational and non-relational databases.
*Demonstrated ability to communicate and present technical ideas and plans to non-technical stakeholders.

Keywords: Bioinformatics Engineer, Precision Medicine, Cancer Genomics, Software Engineering, Bioinformatician, Python, Boston

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd


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


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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.
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