Job:Position Available For a Bioinformatician
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£26500 up to £37,492 for exceptional candidates

Fixed Term/ 35hrs per week

The Animal Health Trust Canine Genetics research team is currently seeking a bioinformatician for an exciting and challenging role with the opportunity to work with the latest sequencing technology in an academic research environment.

The successful applicant will contribute to various analysis pipelines associated with ultrahigh-throughput DNA sequencing data.   Research applications utilizing these platforms include exome sequencing, whole-genome sequencing, whole transcriptome sequencing (RNA-Seq). Responsibilities will include using in-house and third party software and algorithms to take sequence output and conduct specialized downstream bioinformatics analyses, and working closely with other members of the Genetics team, to develop bioinformatics solutions for the analysis of complex large-scale datasets, particularly in the context of searching for inherited genetic disorders.

Candidates should have a minimum of a MSc in Computer science, bioinformatics or a related area (or BSc with 3+ years of work experience). Candidates should have expertise in Unix/Linux operating systems and have strong knowledge of programming and scripting languages like Perl and Python.

Familiarity with commonly used databases and bioinformatics tools for NGS data analysis (eg. GATK, bedtools, samtools, picard, IGV, bowtie, ensembl and UCSC Genome Browsers, etc.) is essential.  Knowledge of developing simple databases using MS Access or mySQL would also be useful.

We offer our staff an employer contribution pension scheme (USS), health care plan, death in service, free parking, staff discounts and basic 27 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays.

To apply for this post, please forward your CV and covering letter, stating why you are interested in this role, to

For general enquiries about the post please contact Dr Cathryn Mellersh (

Closing date: 8th of April 2016

Interviews to be held: Week commencing the 18th of April

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