Bioinformatics Research Assistant

Imperial College London - Quantitative Physiology and Genetics National Heart and Lung Institute

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated Bioinformatician to work in the field of cardiovascular disease, building on our recent successes in understanding the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease, and developing tools for clinical application of genomic information.

You will be based in our new state of the art facilities at the Imperial College, Royal Brompton Campus in the heart of Chelsea. You will be embedded in a well-established bioinformatics team, and will be responsible for leading new projects on genetic variant interpretation, as well as supporting gene curation and gene discovery, and enhancing our publically available web tools.  You will be assisting in the development of bioinformatics tools to assist in the analysis, visualization and interpretation of NGS data for cardiovascular disease and have the opportunity to contribute to other genomics research programs within the research group. 

You will need to be educated to MSc level, ideally in Bioinformatics, with knowledge of bioinformatics tools and analysis approaches applied to human NGS data. You will have knowledge of human cardiovascular genetics. You will have experience in statistical genetics analyses, methods development, and scripting skills in Perl/Python and shell.

This post is full-time, fixed-term for six months in the first instance and based at the Royal Brompton Campus.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please email rb.recruitment@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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