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; http://www.scottishgenomespartnership.org/) 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.
Applications are only accepted via the web form at the University of Edinburgh job vacancies site: