Job: Bioinformatician at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK
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vanessa.walsh0 wrote:

*Bioinformatician at The Institute of Cancer Research Job Reference: 354*

We are seeking a driven, motivated individual to support a range of innovative projects within the TPU Genomics Facility. In this role you will provide expert, technical support for a number of key NGS projects currently underway using Illumina and Ion Torrent Sequencer systems.

You will hold a BSc in Informatics Science with proven experience in processing NGS data, programming, using tools like R/Bioconductor and experienced using Unix/Linus shell scripting. A PhD and previous experience in NGS technologies, including but not limited to genomics pre-processing, analysis and development of new applications would be highly advantageous. The ability to work well within a diverse team coupled with excellent organisational and communication skills is essential.

The appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract until 1st January 2021, with a salary scale in the range of £32,638-£44,156 per annum inclusive depending on the relevance of skills and experience.

*To check out our vacancy please visit our website https://www.icr.ac.uk/ Closing Date 28 Feb 2018*

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 4 months ago by johnny2312310 • written 4 months ago by vanessa.walsh0

What bioinformatician with a PhD would ever take a job paying this little?

ADD REPLYlink written 4 months ago by johnny2312310

That's the typical rate for a bioinformatician in a research institute in the UK. In London, a 'weighting' is additionally added due to the marginally higher cost of living in London compared to the rest of the UK.

Far from being a negative, controlling and capping salaries is positive and results in an overall better quality of life in the UK when compared to, for example, the USA, i.e., there is less of a gap between the rich and poor, which has innumerable knock-on benefits for all of society.

Edit: the ICR has a tremendous reputation in the World of cancer research and any bioinformatician should be happy to gain experience there.

ADD REPLYlink modified 4 months ago • written 4 months ago by Kevin Blighe21k
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