Opening For Principal / Senior Bioinformatician - Cambridge

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Principal / Senior Bioinformatician - Cambridge

Essential Skills
 
Applicants should ideally have a first degree in a highly numerate subject (e.g. natural sciences, maths, statistics or computer science) or have a degree in another subject coupled with extensive experience working with quantitative data. 
Proven understanding and experience in the fields of genomics, data processing, high-throughput data analysis, and genomic databases. Understanding of genome structure a must. 
Experience providing advice, training and support to other researchers in the areas of bioinformatics and data analysis. 
Firm grasp of univariate statistical analysis fundamentals necessary. Experience with multivariate statistics or statistical modeling a plus. 
Candidates should have knowledge of leading NGS processing techniques for the identification of SNPs and structural variants. 
Strong computational skills, particularly in data parsing, cleansing, data modeling, analysis, and database design and implementation. 
Knowledge and experience working in a unix/linux environment. 
Demonstrated programming skills in shell scripting (e.g. bash, tcsh), interpreted/scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python, R) 
Ability to review, synthesise, and present scientific data and methods. 
Good written and verbal communication skills. 
The ability to present methodologies and results succinctly 
The ability to anticipate needs and problems while creating solutions. 
The ability to work within a team
Ideal Skills
 
A PhD in computer science, computational biology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or similar fields is desired although not strictly necessary. 
Direct experience processing NGS data is a plus. 
Candidates would ideally be familiar with the capabilities and limitations of NGS platforms and informatics pipelines, so that data can be appropriately integrated into analyses. 
Experience with cluster computing is a plus. 
Programming skills in compiled language(s) (e.g. Java, C, C++)
Other information: The successful applicant may be required to travel frequently to Africa
 
Our Benefits include: Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Nursery and Annual Leave 25 days plus Bank Holidays.
 
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