Opening For Bioinformatics Analyst - Cambridge

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Bioinformatics Analyst - Cambridge

 Job Ref: SW04114
Located at the heart of the Addenbrookes Biomedical Campus, the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute is one of the world's leading institutes for cancer research.  Formed as a collaboration between Cancer Research UK and the University of Cambridge, the Institute emphasises a multi-disciplinary approach with the aim of linking the laboratory to the clinic and has state-of-the-art research facilities for over 300 scientists supported by outstanding on-site core services.
We are seeking a highly motivated bioinformatics analyst to join the Bioinformatics Core Facility and play a key role in supporting the groundbreaking research carried out at the Institute. The Bioinformatics Core, currently 10 full-time positions, works closely with Institute research teams, developing techniques and providing support for analysis of data from high-throughput genomics and proteomics technologies.
This permanent, full-time role is an exciting opportunity to apply and develop your skills in support of cancer research projects that span a wide range of applications including gene expression profiling using RNA-Seq, ChIP-seq analysis of DNA-bound proteins, and cancer genome re-sequencing to identify SNPs, indels, copy number aberrations and structural variants. Encouragement and support will be provided to develop specialist knowledge and skill-sets.
Duties of the successful applicant would include:
Collaborating with research scientists; consulting on experimental design; data QC and statistical analysis; integration and visualization of data from multiple platforms
Developing data analysis strategies and contributing to design and implementation of analysis pipelines using best-of-breed bioinformatics software packages/tools.
Preparing training materials and deliver training courses.
You will have a degree in a scientific or computational discipline and preferably a postgraduate degree (MSc or PhD) and/or significant experience in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology. You should have good programming/scripting skills (e.g. R, Perl, Python) and a working knowledge of a range of bioinformatics software tools and database resources.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in the use of statistical methods and/or software packages for analysing high-throughput sequencing data or microarray data, especially using R and associated Bioconductor packages. Experience in consulting with researchers on experimental design and bioinformatics analysis, and providing training, would be a distinct advantage.
The role requires excellent communication skills, involving regular interaction with research scientists and other bioinformaticians as well as contributing to training materials and courses. You will need to be highly organized with good time management skills to support multiple projects concurrently, with the ability to work well in a team.
For more information on the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, please visit
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
The closing date for applications is 17 September 2014.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.
Please quote reference SW04114 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.