Associate Director Bioinformatics

Date Posted: 11/7/2018 Reference: VAC-1199270 Salary: £0 Location: Cambridge Job type: Permanent Sector: Science | Speciality: Biotechnology Contact: Nathan Steels
Description

Associate Director of Bioinformatics -Cambridge- Permanent

Based in Cambridge my client is a specialist therapeutics company, focused on the discovery and development of novel antibiotics. Due to a fantastic period of growth they are looking for an experienced Associate Director of Bioinformatics, to work within their R&D group.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in bioinformatics drug discovery support and management, ideally including experience in antibiotic discovery. The role will involve the processing, analysis and interpretation of data to provide input for multiple drug discovery programmes. You will also help evolve the company’s proprietary analysis tools, in order to drive the future of the business.
This will include driving the company’s biological and strategic applications as well as being a hands-on leader.

You will have:
Minimum of a BSc or higher in Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or another relevant subject.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience of leading program support within pharma or biotech, preferably with antibiotic experience.
Must have strong project management and leadership skills.
Have practical experience in interpreting genome-wide data with good knowledge of genome sequence assembly, sequence mining and biochemical pathway mapping
Experience in translating genomic outputs to biochemical and preferably microbiological
understanding
Experience with UNIX systems, along with a couple of relevant programming and scripting
languages (e.g. Python, Perl, Java, etc.), is preferred

Competitive salary (dependant on experience)
Excellent development opportunities