Opening For Senior Bioinformatician - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Senior Bioinformatician - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

 Job Ref: 81927
We are looking to recruit a Senior Bioinformatician to work in the Vertebrate Development and Genetics team; in particular to work on the Zebrafish Mutation Project. The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a world leader in genomic research, with an expanding scientific programme dedicated to understanding gene function in health and disease.
 
The aim of the Zebrafish Mutation Project (ZMP) is to identify a knockout mutation in every protein-coding gene and to provide the research community with a baseline phenotype. This role will involve both data analysis and programming. At least 50% of your time will be spent analysing ZMP data (e.g. next generation sequencing data) and developing the database, pipelines and bioinformatics tools that support the phenotypic analysis of ZMP mutants. The remaining time will be spent supporting the other work of the Vertebrate Development and Genetics team (e.g. with ad hoc bioinformatics solutions).
 
Essential Skills:
 
Masters degree (or above) or equivalent experience in a relevant subject area (e.g. bioinformatics, computational biology, or computer science
Knowledge and experience of programming in Perl and/or Python.
Ability to prioritise tasks to ensure the right things are done at the right time.
Ideal Skills:
 
Experience with genomic and next generation sequencing analysis or a background in developmental biology.
Knowledge of statistics.
Experience with relational databases.
Web development experience.
Familiarity with developing in a Unix/Linux environment
The Genome Campus is a 100 acre estate south of Cambridge in the grounds of Hinxton Hall (www.hinxton.org). Nestled in the quiet countryside of these landscaped gardens, are two world-class research facilities: the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). The Campus is also home to the Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences programme and the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre.
 
Fixed Term Contract until 30th September 2016
 
In addition to its peaceful location the campus offers excellent facilities including a state of the art data centre, gym, two cafes, a nursery, dining facilities, a cycle to work scheme, car sharing and free campus buses from various locations around Cambridge
 
Equally important to campus life is the range of social activities offered by the Sports and Social Club whether it is a Burns' Night Supper, the Mid-Summer Ball or a quiz night there are opportunities to meet with people working across the organization.
 
Learning, development and networking are other important aspects of life on campus. There are a range of scientific seminars with our own and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.
 
The Institute has excellent purpose-built facilities on the Genome Campus, Hinxton on the outskirts of Cambridge. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including a final salary pension scheme and excellent on-site facilities.
 
Please submit your CV and covering letter to register and apply online.