|Salary:||£39,347 to £44,263 per annum (Grade 6)|
|Placed On:||26th September 2023|
|Closes:||13th October 2023|
We seek to appoint a Senior Professional Specialist – Bioinformatics, to work within the Wales Gene Park Genomic Facility as part of a team of bioinformaticians and laboratory workers who use Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data for diverse biomedical research projects.
Wales Gene Park is a research group funded by Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales, hosted by Cardiff University. We are approaching our 20th year of consecutive funding from Welsh Government. We are an integral part of Genomics Partnership Wales (GPW), an initiative that is delivering the Welsh Government’s Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy. GPW brings together partners to harness the potential of genomics to improve the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people of Wales.
The appointee will contribute to the bioinformatics analysis of NGS data for medical research. The research-facing work will include the development and maintenance of appropriate analysis pathways using our high performance computing infrastructure. The individual will have substantial experience of working with NGS data in the field of medical genetics. Expert knowledge of data manipulation in a UNIX/Linux environment is essential, as is proficiency in programming languages relevant to data science such as Perl, Python, and R.
The appointee will need to be collaborative, diligent and an effective communicator with excellent organisational and administrative skills to meet the many and varied aspects of the role. They will have proven experience of adapting to the needs of diverse partnerships, developing networks and problem solving.
This post is currently based on the Heath Park campus, but will be relocating to Cardiff Edge, Coryton towards the end of 2025.
Cardiff University offers many excellent benefits, including 45 days annual leave (including bank holidays), local pension scheme, a cycle to work scheme and other travel initiatives, annual increments within the pay scale, and more. It is an exciting and vibrant place to work, with many different challenges and is a proud Living Wage supporter.
The majority of roles at Cardiff University are currently operating under “blended working” arrangements, with staff having the flexibility to work partly from home and partly from the University campus depending on specific business requirements. Discussions around these arrangements can take place after the successful candidate has been appointed.
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Andrew Fry, Wales Gene Park Director – e-mail FryAE@cardiff.ac.uk.
This post is full-time (35 hours per week), fixed term until 31 March 2025 and is available immediately.
Salary: £39,347 - £44,263 per annum (Grade 6). Appointments to roles at Cardiff University are usually made at bottom of scale unless in exceptional circumstances.
Closing date: Friday, 13 October 2023
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
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