Platforms and Pipelines Bioinformatician (Maternity Cover)

Salary range:

£30,750 - £37,750

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Job Type:


Contract length:

12 months


Platforms and Pipelines

Opening date:

17 February 2017

Closing date:

19 March 2017

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The Platforms and Pipelines (P&P) Group at Earlham is responsible for delivering the BBSRC National Capability in Genomics (NCG), providing access to state of the art genomics technologies for research groups throughout the UK as well as delivering sequencing and genomics services to the associated Science Faculty groups and commercial customers.

The Bioinformatics team within P&P perform primary data analysis for research projects from a wide variety of NGS platforms, including Illumina, PacBio, Oxford Nanopore and associated technologies from BioNano Genomics and 10X Genomics. These projects cover practically every NGS application from genome assembly, amplicon re-sequencing, exome capture, CHIP-Seq, RAD-Seq, RNA-Seq, microRNA-Seq and metagenomics.

The post will join 2 other bioinformaticians and a bioinformatics team manager and will be responsible for data analysis, producing bioinformatics pipelines for use with new sequencing applications delivered on HPC platforms, maintaining and improving current pipelines, increasing automation of tasks and supporting the project management team with bioinformatics and NGS customer enquiries.
We are encouraging the development of an Agile culture and make extensive use of Atlassian products such as JIRA, Stash and Confluence.