Platforms and Pipelines Bioinformatician
Starting salary range: £29,500 - £32,780
Duration: 2 years fixed term contract
We have a great opportunity at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) for a Bioinformatician to join our Platforms and Pipelines (P&P) Group who are responsible for delivering the BBSRC National Capability in Genomics (NCG). This group provides access to state of the art genomics technologies for research groups throughout the UK as well as delivering sequencing and genomics services to the associated Science Faculty groups and commercial customers.
The P&P Bioinformatician post will focus on performing primary data analysis for research projects from a wide variety of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms, including Illumina HiSeq, MiSeq, Ion Proton and PacBio RSII. These projects cover practically every NGS application from genome assembly, amplicon re-sequencing, exome capture, CHIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, microRNA-Seq and metagenomics.
The successful candidate will join a team of 3 Bioinformaticians and a Bioinformatics Team Manager and will be responsible for data analysis, producing bioinformatics pipelines for use with new sequencing applications delivered on HPC platforms, maintaining and improving current pipelines, increasing automation of tasks and supporting the project management team with bioinformatics and NGS customer enquiries.
To be considered for the Platforms and Pipeline Bioinformatician post, applicants will need the following qualifications, skills and experience:
B.S. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics or a related field with a significant related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Proficient in high-level programming / scripting languages such as Python, Ruby or Perl
Good knowledge of computational methods for sequence analysis and interpretation
Experience working with bioinformatics tools
Experience of working in a rapidly changing technological environment
Excellent communication skills
To be able to communicate clearly with TGAC staff at all levels
TGAC is a vibrant, contemporary research institute and a UK hub for innovative Bioinformatics through research, analysis and interpretation of data sets. We hosts one of the largest computing hardware facilities dedicated to life science research in Europe and our aim is to ensure that biological science in the UK has access to a skill base in genomics and bioinformatics to deliver programmes leading to improved food security, advances in industrial biotechnology and improved human health and wellbeing.
At TGAC we offer competitive salaries, excellent defined contribution pension scheme, life assurance, tailored learning and development and onsite sports facilities that are available to all staff and their guests.
As a user of the disability symbol, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for this vacancy.
For further information about the role, TGAC and details of how to apply please visit: http://jobs.tgac.ac.uk/