Bioinformatician at IGMM University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh
MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine
United Kingdom Edinburgh


We have a vacancy for an IGMM Staff Bioinformatician - who will be involved in the management and analysis of medical genomics project data within the Scottish Genomes Partnership (SGP; working closely with clinical and computational scientists. The SGP is a flagship project for genomics in Scotland, generating whole genome sequence (WGS) from thousands of NHS Scotland patients to gain new insights into a variety of diseases, and pioneering novel approaches to using WGS in NHS clinical practice.
The post would suit a biologist with (bio)informatics experience or those from a comp sci/maths/stats/physics background with an interest in biomedicine. The closing date is 4th September 2017. Full details are here:


• PhD in Biology, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or an equivalent postgraduate qualification in a closely related discipline.
• Published research experience in statistical data analysis especially with applications in computational biology.
• Experience in handling large, complex datasets in compute cluster environments.
• Demonstrable skills in project management, in particular the management of multiple projects concurrently.
• Programming/scripting experience in Linux/UNIX environments.
• Strong analytical and statistical skills.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Good interpersonal skills and efficient time and project management skills.
• Experience in statistical programming languages especially R/Bioconductor.
• A background in biomedical research and bioinformatics.
• Expertise in developing sequence analysis pipelines, statistical protocols, tools and databases for research in computational biology.
• Experience in variant databasing, variant visualisation/browsers and automated variant report generation.
• Familiarity with and published research experience in an important area of biomedicine.
• A good publication record in the analysis of high throughput sequencing data, or in other high-throughput biomedical data.
• Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills with the ability to troubleshoot complex analysis issues.
• Experience in communicating with scientists of diverse scientific backgrounds.

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted via the web form at the University of Edinburgh job vacancies site:


Colin Semple