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Principal Bioinformatician - BMGF Global GBS Genomics Project
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Recruiter: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Listed on: 20th July
Location: Cambridge
Salary/Rate: £43,722 - £52,903
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Contract
Start Date:
Reference: 83146_1532080936
Contact Name: The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Salary in the region of £43,722 - £52,903 (dependent on experience) plus excellent benefits

Fixed term contract for 4 years

We are looking to recruit a Principal Bioinformatician to lead the coordination and analysis of a major new international project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This post provides the exciting opportunity to employ bacterial genomic analyses to a large collection of samples of Streptococcus agalactiae to inform strategies for disease prevention.

We are seeking to appoint a talented individual skilled in bioinformatic analysis of large genomic datasets and able to coordinate activities across a large international consortium. They will have a senior role in a multi-disciplinary team and be responsible for sample logistics, study design, bioinformatic analysis, interpretation of results, and delivering manuscripts describing the outcomes.

The post will be within the Parasite and Microbes Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute which has a world class record of pioneering the use of large-scale genomic data analysis to understand pathogen biology, epidemiology and evolution. The applicant would be part of team engaged in many exciting ongoing project areas studying pathogen characteristics such as person-to-person transmission, global spread, acquisition of antimicrobial resistance and severity of disease. Our studies are supported by genomic, clinical and epidemiological data for thousands of samples providing opportunities for well-powered analyses for a range of major bacterial pathogens.

The ideal applicant will have a PhD and significant experience in statistical genetics, microbial genomics, computational biology, or a related discipline, with demonstrated expertise in applying multiple statistical approaches to the analysis of large datasets to infer biological insights. They will join a lively group that combines the expertise of microbiologists, phylogeneticists, clinicians, mathematicians, bioinformaticians and software developers.

For any questions about the position, please contact Stephen Bentley ()
Other information

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre and committed to training the next generation of genome scientists. Focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease and a world leader in the genomic revolution, our mission is to use genome sequences to advance understanding of human and pathogen biology in order to improve human health. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens. Our science is large-scale and organised into Programmes, led by our Faculty who conceive and deliver our science, and supported by our Scientific Operations teams responsible for all data production pipelines at the Institute.

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We will consider all applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. We are open to a range of UK-based flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application. Closing date: 18th August 2018

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