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Senior Bioinformatician

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Wellcome Genome Campus

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About the Role:

We are looking for a Senior Bioinformatician to join Cellular Genetics Informatics in our Cellular Genetics Programme team for a permanent contract.

About Us:

CGI is a computational support team responsible for providing efficient access to cutting-edge analysis methods for Cellular Genetics faculty groups at the Sanger Institute. The Cellular Genetics department uses a combination of high throughput experimentation and computational tool development to understand the biology of cells, and leads a number of world-class research initiatives, including the Human Cell Atlas. CGI focus is the development and operation of scientific analysis workflows and tools for data analysis that support the department’s research goals, as well as developing the infrastructure necessary to manage the efficient operation of those workflows.

About the Role:

This role will focus on providing bioinformatic support for the core faculty groups and associated faculty of the Cellular Genetics programme (~10 groups in total). This will include establishing strong interactions with PhD students and Postdocs and helping them with general and bespoke data analysis. Typical datasets include a rich variety of spatial and single-cell transcriptomics, as well as many other novel types of sequencing and imaging data. Our supported users are a mix of computational and wet-lab researchers.

As part of the CGI team, you will have access to Sanger’s world-class computational resources, including an OpenStack private cloud environment, a 15000+ core computational cluster, and many petabytes of high-speed distributed file systems and object stores.

About You:

You will have excellent experience in high level scripting languages with the ability to analyse large complex datasets. You will work collaboratively with the Cellular Genetics faculty groups and understand their bioinformatics requirements to meet scientific aims. You will remain up to date with the latest bioinformatics tools to ensure that we provide the most effective standard and bespoke bioinformatics analysis.

Essential Skills:

Technical Skills:

  • Degree in a relevant quantitative discipline (e.g. Computational Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Physics, Engineering or Mathematics) 

  • Experience programming in high level scripting languages (R, Python) 

  • Proven understanding and experience in the fields of bioinformatics, data processing, and high-throughput data analysis 

  • Proficiency in Linux/Unix operating systems, including advanced shell scripting 

  • Experience of planning and executing research projects and complex integrative analysis of large datasets 

 Behaviours and Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills to allow efficient interactions with collaborators 

  • Demonstrable good time management and project management skills 

  • Experience communicating your research to the scientific community 

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships, particularly with scientists 

  • Enthusiasm, commitment and attention to detail 

Application Process:

Please apply with your CV and a Cover Letter outlining how you meet the criteria set out above.

Working at Wellcome Sanger

Our flexible-hybrid working environment means you can focus on being productive and part of the team while enjoying the benefits of working remotely and from the Genome Campus when you are in the office.

We aim to attract, recruit, retain and develop talent from the widest possible talent pool, thereby gaining insight and access to different markets to generate a greater impact on the world. We have a supportive culture with the following staff networks, LGBTQ+, Parents and Carers and Race Equity to bring people together to share experiences, offer specific support and development opportunities and raise awareness. The networks are also a place for allies to provide support to others.

We want our people to be whoever they want to be because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work. That’s why we’re committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at Sanger Institute. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

Location: Cambridge, Hinxton
Salary: £42,123 to £50,043 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th November 2022
Closes: 3rd January 2023
Job Ref: JR100095
 
   
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