Pipeline Operations Technician

  • 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've a vacancy available for a Pipeline Operations Technician. This role is essential for returning patient results within the Genomic Medicine Service. The role will form part of the wider Logistics team and is responsible for ensuring all cases run correctly within the Bioinformatics pipeline and are returned on time to the NHS or research collaborators. 

As a Pipeline Operations Technician, you'll ensure the smooth operations of the pipelines and troubleshoot problems when they occur, liaise with the development teams to report any issues and design solutions and provide second line support to internal customers and the research community who are using Genomics England tools. 

Skills & Experience for Success

In order to perform in this role, you'll need to have:

-  Proficiency in Linux and basic command line skills  
-  Familiarity with the databases and resources available for variant interpretation 
-  Familiarity with running shell and python scripts 
-  Exposure to Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) analysis methods. 

As well as having initiative, being independent as well as a good team player, capable of balancing competing demands and to prioritise.

If this sounds like the opportunity you're looking for, please apply with your most up-to-date CV!


Degree or equivalent experience in bioinformatics  

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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