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Bioinformatics Scientist

Bioinformatics Scientist

Posted 8 June by Webrecruit

Bioinformatics Scientist
Southampton, Hampshire

Do you have hands-on PCR experience? Looking to progress your career as a Bioinformatics Scientist with a rapidly-growing and friendly biotech business? If so, our client wants to hear from you.

Who am I working for?

Born from modest beginnings, our client has grown from two guys with a great idea to a leading provider of RT PCR solutions. They have thousands of happy customers based across the globe and have a real ambition to drive their business forward and achieve even more.

They currently have an exciting new venture in the works to develop kits and services in collaboration with some of the industry’s largest players.

As such, they’re looking for a Bioinformatics Scientist to strengthen their R&D Team and support their PCR assay design activities.

What are the benefits?

- Competitive salary
- Team lunches (they love to eat cake, so if you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be in good company)
- A personal trainer visits the office twice a week (so you can justify eating cake)
- Great summer and Christmas social events
- Excellent development opportunities
- Healthcare
- Pension scheme
- Life assurance
- 25 days’ holiday

Since day one, our client has been striving to make the world a better place. Back in 2009, they developed the world’s first swine flu detection kit, which is now being used in more than 30 countries across the globe. In 2013, they played a part in uncovering the meat adulteration scandal by measuring horse meat in food.

Our client has done some fantastic things in their 13 year history, and they’ve got great plans for their future. That’s where you come in.

You will have the chance to build on your existing skills and professional network while making a real difference to the future healthcare industry.

What will I be doing?

As a Bioinformatics Scientist, you’ll use algorithms and bespoke software programs to support PCR assay design, as well as carrying out in silico validations of assays.

In this key role, you’ll analyse experimental data to improve and maintain our client’s design processes. Specifically, you will:

- Oversee a team of design specialists to support the assay development process
- Assess designs and develop/maintain processes and algorithms to improve the assay design pipeline (for the purposes of generating of IP)
- Execute bioinformatics pipelines for internal and external collaborators
- Collect sequence data and mine public databases for sequence content
- Support the execution of development studies
- Complete research-related documentation in-line with the ISO 13485 quality management system

What do I need?

- At least two years' experience in a laboratory role with a strong assay design component
- Previous PCR knowledge and hands-on experience
- Expertise in mining public databases for genomic sequences
- Expertise in sequence analysis tools for mapping and comparative genomics
- An understanding of the biology behind genotyping, gene expression profiling, comparative genomics and genetic mapping
- Proficiency in bioinformatics analysis tools, including: multiple sequence alignment, BLAST analysis, open reading frame analysis; secondary, tertiary and quaternary protein structure prediction and phylogenetics
- A Masters, ideally a PhD, in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genomics or a related field

Other companies may call this role Bioinformatics Scientist, Scientist, Data Scientist, Informatics Scientist, Bioinformatician, Lab Scientist or Scientist.

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So, if you want to make a positive, lasting impact on the healthcare industry as a Bioinformatics Scientist, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Reference: 35344178

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