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Computational Biologist

Business Type: Diagnostics Company
Job Type: Biology
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Location: Oxfordshire
Reference: sd-compbio
Closing Date: 22/10/21
Job Details:
Computational Biologist

I am working with a global diagnostics genomic provider in Oxford who is looking for 2 Computational Biologists to join their team research and development team. This role will be reporting into the Head of Data and Analytics and play an integral role in the team, being involved in the provision od data analysis processes and development.

The first role will be focused on working with collaborators on new methods/analysis and the second role will be a bridge between the development and software teams, working on analysis of pipelines and trouble shooting and how the software works from a user perspective.
These roles will suit someone with a MSc and a few years relevant experience after graduating.

Some of your responsibilities will include:
*Contributing to the data analysis workflows for NGS data including, developing, testing, maintaining and validating analysis of NGS data
*Collaborating on the design and implementation of new analytical methods for NGS data and delivering high=quality prototypes within agreed specifications and timelines
*Implementing optimal testing and validation strategies for newly designed methods
*Integrating NGS data analysis workflows into existing and future company products
*Providing first line NGS data analysis support to R&D
*Developing prototype software to support these activities
*Exploring novel tools and approaches and sharing expertise with the rest of the team
*Trouble-shooting for all NGS data analysis related matters

The company is looking for someone with these key skills/qualifications:
*Be qualified to a minimum of MSc, or equivalent, up to a PhD in Computer Science, Statistics or Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
*Demonstrable experience of using computational tools and data analyses particularly in NGS in a commercially led environment working to ISO standards
*Have a good understanding of molecular biology
*Demonstrate programming skills in Python and/or R and strong Linux/Unix skills
*Have strong organisational and time management skills
*Statistical background
*Statistical background and analytical skills

The company can offer 3 days home working and 2 days office, enhanced pension scheme, private health insurance, private dental insurance, and many more benefits and perks.

These are urgent roles for the company so if you are interested in discussing this further then please send your CV to Sabrina Deo at

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Posted: 15/10/2021 | NPJ Ref: 286144
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