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 (, 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 ( and Ensembl ( 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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