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Bioinformatics Manager

Bioinformatics team leader for company in Scotland. Hands-on biological data analysis & project management

Your new company
Is a successful and growing bioinformatics company looking to add several new bioinformaticians to their team, at both scientist and team leader/manager level. The company is based in the Central Belt area of Scotland and has grown significantly over the last couple of years.

Your new role
You will be managing a team of bioinformaticians, providing technical leadership, training and oversight; working on projects for multiple clients.
As well as people management, you will be working closely with clients to analyse large scale complex data sets from biological / healthcare sources, taking responsibility on multiple projects across areas as varied as microbiome work, plant genomics and patient biological data.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a team of 3-4 bioinformaticians;
  • Providing training and development, as well as technical insight on projects;
  • Discussing project scope and focus with clients;
  • Data analysis, especially of NGS and wider genomic data sets, eg WGS or RNA-Seq, proteomic or metabolomics data;
  • Liaising with stakeholders, collaborating partners and customers;
  • Hands-on pipeline management and optimisation for genomic data analysis;
  • Programming in R and/or Python;
  • Data interpretation; and
  • Working across multiple concurrent projects.

What you'll need to succeed
As well as excellent communication, problem solving and team-working skills, you should have:

  • A BSc / MSc (or equivalent) in statistics, mathematics, bioinformatics, computer science or life sciences, with higher degrees (eg PhD) preferred;
  • Team leadership experience, ideally including direct line management of a small team of bioinformaticians / data scientists;
  • Statistical analysis of data sets, ideally with pharmaceutical, healthcare or biological data, eg NGS, WGS, Exome, genome, proteome, metabolome, microbiome or transcriptome;
  • Good hands-on programming skills, ideally with R, although skills with languages such as Python, Perl, Matlab, C/C++, Java, or Perl would also be useful;
  • Experience with NGS or other genomic analysis work, eg Exome, RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq or similar;
  • A track record of working with databases, ideally biological, and using languages such as SQL to write queries; and
  • Data visualisation and analysis.

Candidates who have excellent technical abilities, alongside project management experience and are looking to make the step up to line management are also encouraged to apply.

What you'll get in return
The chance to lead a team working on a variety of innovative bioinformatics projects for genomic, proteomic and other biological analysis, as well as interact with a wide range of clients.
You'll also have excellent development and progression opportunities, and a great corporate atmosphere.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call me on 0203 465 0057.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career, as there are multiple statistical, data science and bioinformatics positions available.


Job type:
Scientific and R&D
Life Sciences
Very competitive salary package
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Talk to Ben Van Zwanenberg, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in London City

107 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DN

Telephone: 0203 465 0057
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