Bioinformatics Scientist (Big Data Genome Analysis Project)

Employer: Illumina

Posted On: May 19, 2014 05:12 am

Description: Requisition #: 6225 Posting Job Title: Bioinformatics Scientist (Big Data Genome Analysis Project) Department: Sequencing Services Production Dept Group: Manufacturing / Production Location: Chesterford Country: United Kingdom State: United Kingdom City: Cambridge Job Summary: Bioinformatics Scientist (Big Data Genome Analysis Project) Illumina is the leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation, function and disease. Illumina currently has a fantastic opportunity to join a high-visibility project that will sequence 10,000 whole genomes of children and adults as a way of better understanding the underlying causes of rare genetic disease ( As a Bioinformatics scientist you will play a key role in this collaboration by executing and maintaining robust tools to support the core production analysis infrastructure. This is an entry-level position with the potential to acquire skills in a broad range of computing technologies. We are seeking an exceptional individual who enjoys working in a highly collaborative and fast paced environment. Your responsibilities may include: • Working in the production analysis group to understand and deliver high quality data. • Executing well-defined analysis workflows, with the scope to improve or automate them. • Use and maintain core analysis infrastructure, web reporting and documentation. • Writing or preparing prototype code for deployment in a production environment. Personal Attributes: We seek demonstrated accomplishment in all of the following essential skills: • A bright, enthusiastic attitude with the ability to implement practical solutions • Confident in a Linux environment • Practical experience with Python / Perl scripting languages • Relational databases and database API technologies such as ORM. • Ability to deliver within fixed deadlines • Have an interest in understanding biology and disease Any experience in the following technologies would be advantageous: • High-performance computing environment using SGE, LSF or Amazon EC2 • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to learn quickly on the job • Software engineering productivity tools like version control and issue tracking Education Degree or Masters in computer science, software engineering or bioinformatics This is an exciting opportunity to join a high-visibilty project that will involve global collaboration and large-scale data analysis. Illumina provide superb facilities and cutting-edge tools to ensure it''s bioinformatics function is top of class.

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