|Recruiter:||The Wellcome Sanger Institute|
|Listed on:||24th May|
|Salary/Rate:||£44,159 - £53,432|
|Contact Name:||The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute|
Salary range £44,159 - £ 53,432 (dependent on experience)
Fixed term for 3 years
We are looking to recruit a Principal Bioinformatician to join a major international research project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, that aims to sequence and analyse the genomes of a large collection of Streptococcus agalactiae samples to inform global disease prevention strategies.
We are seeking to appoint a talented and motivated individual with a strong track record and a strong interest in the application of genomic data to study pathogen biology and evolution. Ideally you would have a significant experience in statistical genetics, microbial genomics, computational biology, or a related discipline, with a demonstrated expertise in applying a broad range of genomic analysis approaches to complex datasets to infer biological insights. This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a global research consortium and to collaborate with a number of international project partners. The role will involve international travel to partner institutions to provide advise and training to collaborator groups as well as support in interpretation of results and writing of manuscripts. You will be also responsible for bioinformatic analysis of a large S. agalactiae genomic datasets using existing skills and novel data analysis approaches.
This 3-year post will be based in the Genomics of Pneumonia and Meningitis team, part of the Parasites and Microbes Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. The Institute has a world class record of pioneering the use of large-scale genomic data analysis to understand pathogen biology, epidemiology and evolution. You will join a team that is engaged in many exciting research topics such as person-to-person transmission of pathogens, global spread of high-risk clones and evolution of resistance to antibiotics and vaccines. Our studies are supported by genomic, clinical and epidemiological data for thousands of samples providing opportunity for well-powered analyses. We are a multi-disciplinary team that combines the expertise of microbiologists, mathematicians, bioinformaticians and software developers. Here's a selection of recent and past papers that gives an overview of our interests:
For informal enquiries about the post please contact Stephen Bentley ()
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.
Our Campus: Set over 125 acres, the stunning and dynamic Wellcome Genome Campus is the biggest aggregate concentration of people in the world working on the common theme of Genomes and BioData. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity's greatest challenges.
Our Benefits: Our employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:
Genome Research Limited hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.
Please include a covering letter and CV with your application. Closing date for applications: 24th June 2019