Rare Disease Bioinformatician

Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Oct 13, 2018
Closes
Nov 11, 2018
Ref
287178
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Developer

Rare Disease Bioinformatician

100,000 Genomes Project - Bioinformatics - Central 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.

Currently their Bioinformatics team are now looking for a Rare Disease Analyst to join them on a permanent basis. This role would be ideal for someone with a PhD in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology that focuses on rare diseases and some coding/programming skills in Python.

Your main responsibilities as a Rare Disease Bioinformatician will involve applying computational and statistical methods to analyse large datasets using:
-Whole exome/genome sequencing
-Association testing
-Rare variant association analysis
-Burden testing
-Benchmarking genome analysis pipelines

The ideal Rare Disease Analyst will fulfil the following criteria:
-PhD or (ideally) Postdoc with at least 2-3 years' experience of working within Rare Diseases and Bioinformatics/Computational Biology and Systems Biology
-Deep knowledge of association testing and genomics/rare diseases
-Good programming skills in Python and preferably R, bash or another programming language

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 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 (alauterjung@pararecruit.com or +44 (0) 121 616 3469).

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