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Position: Senior Bioinformatician (Tree of Life Assembly, ToLA)
Institution: Wellcome Sanger Institute
Location: Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Duties: We are seeking a talented bioinformatician to develop and maintain software and pipelines to analyse and improve high quality genome reference assemblies of diverse species across the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute is dedicated to the generation and analysis of high-quality genome sequences from across eukaryotic biodiversity
Requirements: Degree in a Biological or Computational discipline or equivalent experience; Previous experience handling large-scale genetic/genomic data; Experience working with relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL); Good programming skills (Perl, Python, R, MySQL) and comfortable operating in a UNIX/LINUX environment; Experience with one or more workflow languages (Nextflow, Snakemake, CWL, WDL); Demonstrable knowledge of bioinformatics databases and software and experience in implementing it; Excellent problem-solving skills combined with being proactive and self-motivated
   
Text: Skip to main content Careers | Find us | Contact us About Science People Innovation News Related links Register Login page Current vacancies Application process Employee benefits Life at Sanger Technicians Commitment Reasonable Adjustment Statement Contact us Senior Bioinformatician (Tree of Life Assembly, ToLA) We are seeking a talented bioinformatician to develop and maintain software and pipelines to analyse and improve high quality genome reference assemblies of diverse species across the Tree of Life. About the program: The Tree of Life Programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute is dedicated to the generation and analysis of high-quality genome sequences from across eukaryotic biodiversity. The Darwin Tree of Life Project is a major national initiative, led by the Wellcome Sanger Institute, to provide high-quality ‘reference’ genome sequences for all eukaryotic species in Britain and Ireland. The project includes a wide range of partners across the UK such as the National History Museum (NHM), Kew Gardens, The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, The Earlham Institute, Wytham Woods and the Marine Biological Association (MBA). There are further collaborations and partnerships with the Vertebrate Genomes Project, Aquatic Symbiosis Project, European Reference Genomes Atlas and Earth BioGenome Project. About you: You will have sound knowledge of genomics and informatics, ideally with experience of genome assembly and analysis software. You are an enthusiastic problem solver with a strong service mentality and are keen to share and discuss your approaches with the team. You are proficient at developing and implementing your own software solutions, are passionate about writing code and enjoy finding new solutions to technical challenges. Most importantly this role requires an investigative and solution-oriented mindset and excellent communication skills to work effectively within large international consortia. Job Logo Athena Swan Logo Link https://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/equality-science/athena-swan Job Logo - 2 Technicians Commitment Logo Link - 2 https://www.sanger.ac.uk/about/careers/technicians-commitment Grade 2 Salary per annum £37,865 - £44,500 Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Working Full Time/Flexible working considered Contract Type Fixed Term Contract Length 2 years Closing Date 26th October 2021 Job Reference 84463 Essential Skills Technical Skills Degree in a Biological or Computational discipline or equivalent experience Previous experience handling large-scale genetic/genomic data Experience working with relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL) Good programming skills (Perl, Python, R, MySQL) and comfortable operating in a UNIX/LINUX environment Experience with one or more workflow languages (Nextflow, Snakemake, CWL, WDL) Demonstrable knowledge of bioinformatics databases and software and experience in implementing it Excellent problem-solving skills combined with being proactive and self-motivated Competencies and Behaviours: Excellent critical and problem-solving skills Attention to detail and the ability to work to meet timelines Ability to quickly adapt to new problems and ideas A high level of communication skills to be able to elicit complex requirements from, and convey complex information to, groups with different levels of technical knowledge Ideal Skills Technical Skills Experience in working with distributed computing multi-node compute systems/clusters (HPC/HTC such as LSF/SGE) Knowledge/experience with version control Web development experience Other information We strive to be an inclusive and dynamic research environment, and encourage applications from those wishing to work flexibly to meet personal responsibilities. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of their background. Acknowledging that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented at this level, we are especially interested in receiving applications from women and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Application process Please apply with your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role using the criteria set out above and in the job description. For further information or questions about this post please contact Shane McCarthy (sm15@sanger.ac.uk) You can also find out more about our inspiring campus here. Apply now on-lineSend to a friend We are committed to fostering an inclusive, stimulating and rewarding culture where everyone can thrive and diversity is celebrated. Click to view our reasonable adjustment statement. Contact us Login Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SA. UK +44 (0)1223 834244 About Legal Data sharing Careers Privacy Equality, Diversity, Inclusion Study Cookies Modern Slavery Statement Expand footer Wellcome Sanger Institute, Genome Research Limited (reg no. 2742969) is a charity registered in England with number 1021457 2020 Wellcome Sanger Institute | All rights reserved
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