|Salary:||From £49,000 with benefits, subject to skills and experience|
|Placed On:||22nd September 2023|
|Closes:||22nd October 2023|
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
We are seeking a collaborative and self-motivated bioinformatician to join the Worldwide Influenza Centre (WIC) at the Francis Crick Institute to work on all aspects of influenza genomics. The WIC is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Influenza with international responsibilities for monitoring the evolution and epidemiology of Influenza. This Senior Bioinformatician is a critical role within the team, responsible for management of the WIC’s informatics pipelines and infrastructure, end-to-end delivery of genomic analyses and preparation of a variety of surveillance and vaccine selection reports that directly contributes to the WHO’s global strategy for combatting Influenza.
The role is ideally suited for a creative and collaborative individual with a strong interest in the genomics and evolution of Influenza and other respiratory viruses. We are looking for candidates that have extensive experience in next generation sequence analysis, particularly those with expertise in microbial population genomics, epidemiology, and statistics.
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.
An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.
The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.
The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.
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