Bioinformatician - Operations

  • London, UK
  • Full-time
  • Department: Bio Ops and Implementation
  • Office: London

Company Description

Genomics England successfully led the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which compared and analysed individuals’ genetic codes to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness.

We're now accelerating our impact, working with the NHS to further develop and embed genomic healthcare and research in Britain.  Our next chapter involves working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.

Job Description

Due to growth, we have openings for Bioinformaticians to join our ground breaking organisation. As a Bioinformatician in our Logistics team, you'll facilitate the journey of genomic data through our Bioinformatics Pipelines and return analyses to clinical users in the NHS and research users. You will be enabling patients to receive their genomic results to potentially diagnose and treat their rare diseases, cancers and more.

You'll ensure the smooth operations of the pipelines and troubleshoot problems when they occur by overseeing the processes and intervening where necessary. You'll inform the development squads of any updates needed, or issues that arise, produce reports and monitor case progress. You'll work in accordance to our various standards (such as ISO15189, IVDD) to ensure that everything we do is in line with best practice. 

Skills & Experience for Success

We anticipate that the ideal candidate will have experience of running large datasets through NGS analysis pipeline. You'll be proficient in Unix and basic command line skills, have experience with things like Github/GitLab, Confluence, JIRA and the various databases available for variant interpretation. You should be confident running bash or Python scripts and ideally be familiar with running jobs on High Performance Computing clusters (HPC).

We've a close knit, collaborative and communicative team who are passionate about the service they provide, We're looking for someone cooperative, full of initiative, capable of working to tight deadlines and with a keen eye for detail.

If you match this skillset, and want to utilise your skills to provide direct benefit to patient health, apply with your most up-to-date CV for consideration.


We anticipate that you'll have an MSc in Bioinformatics and some industry experience

Additional Information

Originally conceived as a project, Genomics England has transformed to meet the long-term opportunities created by our scientific breakthroughs in understanding the Human Genome. Being part of this journey is a reward in itself, however we're pleased to offer our colleagues a great benefits package including:

  • competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday
  • generous pension scheme
  • individual learning budgets for every colleague
  • a raft of other benefits

Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.

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