Senior Cancer Bioinformatician- Genomics England

Location
London, England
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 17, 2018
Closes
Nov 14, 2018
Ref
1537357227
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Developer

Senior Bioinformatician/ Cancer Analyst - Genomics England 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. The Bioinformatics team develops and applies state of the art approaches to 100,000 whole genome sequences (WGS) in the areas of: *Analysis of WGS in cancer and rare diseases *Sequence alignment and variant calling of up to 100 genomes per day *Quality assurance and sample provenance monitoring This senior level analyst role is part of a highly motivated Bioinformatics team, working as part of a small team responsible for cancer analysis. Your responsibilities will include: *Monitoring quality of WGS data *Benchmarking tools for cancer WGS analysis *Performing computational analyses for a range of projects *Developing and implementing new features for cancer sequencing data analysis *Establishing general bioinformatics resources for day-to-day use by colleagues You will need to meet the following requirements: *MSc or PhD (or equivalent experience) in Bioinformatics or Cancer Molecular Biology or equivalent work experience *Good knowledge of cancer genomics *Solid skillset in Bioinformatics and experience of working as a computational biologist *Practical knowledge of NGS algorithms and available resources for cancer bioinformatics *Experience with full cycle of analysing NGS data from sequencing QC to annotation and prioritization of variants *Experience with handling large data sets and setting pipelines *Strong programming skills (Python, R); ability to develop codes as a part of team *Practical knowledge and understanding of statistics *Excellent technical writing skills *A demonstrable ability to cope under pressure and deliver to deadlines *Ability to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team *Flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues *Ability to work independently and to show initiative within a team *Ability to prioritise and balance competing demands Genomics England works at the cutting edge of science, technology and healthcare. Our mission is to deliver the ground-breaking 100,000 Genomes Project − the biggest national genome sequencing project of its kind anywhere in the world. As it moves beyond the 100,000 Genomes Project, Genomics England will work with NHSE to launch the world's first Genomic Medicine Service within a national healthcare system. In partnership with government, the NHS, academia, industry and the public, Genomics England aims to realise the potential of genomic medicine: to embed state-of-the-art care in the NHS; bring health benefits to UK citizens; and consolidate the UK's position as the ‘go to' destination for international genomic research and investment. There are some great benefits on offer with this role including a competitive salary, pension, generous holidays and more. Please do not hesitate to contact Harvey Uppal at huppal@pararecruit.com or call (+44) 121 616 3407 to discuss this opportunity further. Keywords: Bioinformatics, Genomics, London, WGS, WES, Cancer, NGS, Molecular, Biology, Computational, QA, QC, Analyst, Python, R, Statistics, Pipeline

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