Job: Bioinformatician post at Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology Edinburgh
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We are looking for a bioinformatician to join the bioinformatics core facility at the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh. The post-holder will contribute to the development of in-house analysis pipelines, devise systems to manage projects and data, collaborate with centre researchers and help to co-ordinate training.

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Bioinformatics Developer/Scientist

Vacancy Ref: : 048373

Closing Date : 22-Jul-2019

Contact Person : Mr Shaun Webb

Contact Email :

The Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh is seeking a skilled bioinformatician to join our bioinformatics core facility. You will possess expertise in developing bioinformatics pipelines for high throughput sequencing technologies and will be responsible for building workflows using the latest analysis tools and novel software. Experience with Linux system administration and/or high-performance computing is advantageous. You will work closely with other members of the core facility team and liaise with researchers to develop custom workflows within a standard framework for reproducible analysis. You should enjoy working independently, as well as part of a team, and thrive in a working environment that requires adaptability. This post provides opportunities to work with many types of biological data and collaborate with a broad spectrum of centre research projects. There is also scope to be involved in bioinformatics training and practical workshops for university and centre members.

You should hold a Master degree or higher in bioinformatics, computing science or a related discipline with expertise in at least one programming language. Diverse knowledge of bioinformatics tools and analysis techniques is desirable and the candidate should be enthusiastic, versatile and willing to enhance their skill set.

The post is fixed term until 30 November 2021.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Shaun Webb (

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum.

Closing date is 22 July 2019 at 5pm GMT.

1. Job Details

Job title: Bioinformatics Developer/Scientist School/Support Department: School of Biological Sciences Unit (if applicable): Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology, Institute of Cell Biology Line manager: Bioinformatics Core Facility Manager

2. Job Purpose

Provide bioinformatics support to members of the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology through creation/deployment of software applications and Linux administration as well as advice, training and analysis. The job holder should be able to work independently and be an expert in building and maintaining computational pipelines for bioinformatics analysis.

3. Main Responsibilities

Identify key infrastructure requirements based on the needs of high-throughput analysis in the centre, develop sustainable bioinformatics pipelines and administer and maintain in-house Linux servers. (Approx % of time 30)

Facilitate project management in the bioinformatics core facility by deploying software to track in house projects, access data processing timelines and produce analysis reports. (Approx % of time 20)

Manage collaborations between the bioinformatics core facility and groups in the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology in long-term projects through analysis and/or writing-up of results for publication/presentation (Approx % of time 20)

Deliver bioinformatics support to all students and staff within the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology by providing advice or delivering training sessions. This may include supervision of student projects (Undergraduate and Masters level). (Approx % of time 15)

Participate in short-term bespoke projects that originate from the dynamic nature of researchers needs. (Approx % of time 15)

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