Bioinformatics – NGS Data Analysis

Date Posted: 8/10/2018 Reference: VAC-1176696 Salary: £38000 Location: Oxford Job type: Permanent Sector: Science | Speciality: Biotechnology Contact: Kieran Whittaker

The company I am hiring for is a leader in synthetic biology, is a specialised contract research organisation offering services to support the discovery, development and production of biologics, with a focus on viral vectors for gene therapy applications.

I am looking for an experienced and self-motivated bioinformatician to design, implement and run software pipelines for analysing next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. The successful applicant will be located within purpose-fitted laboratories at the Oxford Science Park.

***What the Bioinformatician will do***

+ Build state-of-the-art data processing pipelines for targeted re-sequencing, whole genome sequencing, genome editing, and differential expression analysis experiments
+ Support our wet lab scientists in the planning, and interpretation, evaluation and visualisation of results for investigations with an NGS component
+ Stay up-to-date with new developments, technologies and methods in NGS data analysis, and proactively seek out collaborations with our group leaders to develop and extend our intellectual property portfolio in this area

***What the Bioinformatician will need***

+ MSc/BSc in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science or a related field, or equivalent experience in a biotechnology research environment
+ Programming experience with one or more of Python, Perl, Java and R, and familiarity with associated numerical analysis libraries (e.g. NumPy for Python, ND4J for Java, ect.)
+ Analysis experience with NGS datasets (preferably Illumina paired-end, PacBio or Nanopore) in DNA-seq, RNA-seq, break-seq, GUIDE-seq or similar contexts

***What the Bioinformatician will need get***

+ Competitive Salary up to £38,000
+ Work in state-of-the-art facility and sector
+ Excellent benefits & training opportunities

If this sounds like the perfect role for you, then please get I touch today!