Protein Bioinformatician

Basecamp Research
Data Science
United Kingdom London


About the role:
At Basecamp Research, we are gathering data on millions of previously undiscovered proteins from biodiverse regions around the world. We are hiring a Protein Bioinformatician to level up our in silico characterisation of these novel proteins, with a constant focus on delivering value to our commercial partners across the bioeconomy

-Identify useful models and annotation tools from the literature to implement internally and benchmark against existing methods.
-Curate internal data to develop datasets for machine learning that leverage the large diversity of our sequences to go beyond what is possible with public databases.
-Directly and frequently engage with commercial partners to understand their current requirements and deliver valuable products to be deployed in their own internal processes.
-Work in close collaboration with the data science and commercial teams to develop analyses that address business needs.
-Interpret & visualise findings; communicate insights to the wider team.
-Good maintenance of databases, records, and code.

What we can offer you in return:
-The opportunity to be a key early member in our team at the intersection of biotechnology and data science.
-Ownership of fast-moving, ambitious projects with real-world impact.
-A fun, flexible and supportive work environment in the centre of London with an emphasis on team performance and personal development.
-Cycle to work scheme
-Company Lunches
-A competitive salary & generous stock option plan.
-Exploring the world’s untapped biodiversity...


The ideal candidate will have:
-Graduate Degree (PhD/MSc) in a relevant field (Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Life Sciences with computational focus or similar) or equivalent commercial experience.
-Relevant industry experience is preferred but not essential.
-Experience in a programming language (R / Python) and in the use of command line tools in a *nix environment.
-A strong track record in sequence-based protein function prediction and familiarity with the diverse public databases for functional, structural and taxonomic annotation of protein sequences.
-A can-do attitude & team spirit.
-Familiarity with working in a collaborative coding environment.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Enthusiasm about the potential of biology and data science to provide innovative solutions to our planet’s challenges.

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

Please submit applications directly through our website.