Bioinformatician - WormBase

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute - Health and Medical

The Parasite genomics team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute are seeking a talented Bioinformatician to work on WormBase ParaSite (parasite.wormbase.org), a portal for parasitic worm genomics. Parasitic worms are responsible for more than one billion human infections globally and have a devastating impact on livestock and agriculture. WormBase-ParaSite facilitates new approaches to the study and control of parasitic worms by integrating, analysing and displaying genomic data for hundreds of species.

You will work on a range of data analysis, data integration and community-engagement activities for WormBase ParaSite, and will also actively participate in the exciting next phase of development for the resource. The main areas of focus will be:

  • Customisation and deployment of annotation pipelines for parasitic worm genomes
  • Analysis, curation and integration of large-scale genomics data sets (e.g. studies of gene expression and genomic variation)
  • Development of the resource to support drug target identification
  • Community engagement, including presentations and tutorials at workshops and conferences

WormBase ParaSite is a sister project to the well-known WormBase (www.wormbase.org) and Ensembl (www.ensembl.org) projects. As well as working with genome scientists within the Parasite genomics team, you will also spend time working with WormBase and Ensembl staff at the neighbouring European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application. Interviews will take place on an on-going basis.

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