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(Senior) Bioinformatician

COMPENSATION: Competitive with share options available LOCATION: BioEscalator, Old Road Campus, Oxford

LOCATION: Schrodinger Building, Oxford Science Park, Oxford 

HOURS: Full-time 

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent 

NUCLEOME THERAPEUTICS, a fast-growing biotech that is building a passionate, creative, and dedicated multi-disciplinary team of scientists with expertise in gene regulation, genomics, machine learning, drug discovery, data analysis and software development, whose mission is to decode and mine the regulatory “dark matter” of the human genome to transform drug target discovery and deliver firstinclass precision medicine for autoimmune diseases.We are building a rewarding and fun environment where people embrace creative ways of thinking, take smart risks, and feel empowered to make a difference

The Role

We are growing our Computational Team by looking for (SENIOR) BIOINFORMATICIANS who are self-starter, proactive and want to work in a dynamic environment of a start-up. You will also have an integral role in the venture and take ownership of the work.

You will use your bioinformatics skills to collect, integrate, mine and visualise complex biological data, apply and refine existing methods as well as develop and professionally package novel ones to identify and decode the sequences in our genomes that underlie human disease and guide therapeutic development. You will be a team player, and thus you will follow the best practices in method implementation ensuring reusability and reproducibility. 

What we are looking for

Key skills & experience
  • Any of: 
    • PhD in bioinformatics, genomics, computer science or a related discipline; 
    • PhD in life sciences related disciplines and demonstrable experience in developing and applying computational methods to genome data analysis 
    • Candidates with demonstrable extensive experience in the fields above. 
  • A good knowledge of a broad range of bioinformatics tools 
  • Demonstrable experience working with genomics / NGS datasets 
  • Knowledge of and experience with common bioinformatics databases, resources and tools 
  • Programming skills: 
    • Good programming skills in Python (essential) and preferably in bash, R and/or Perl. 
    • Experience with data visualisation 
    • Comfortable in using Linux systems 
    • Ability to modularise (package) and document code pipelines to be reused by others. 
    • Knowledge of code version control (using git) and collaborative coding 
  • Strong organisational skills to track data and record downstream analysis 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team 
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate complex ideas to technical and non-technical audiences 
  • Experience supporting and collaborating with non-computational biologists 
  • Flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues 
  • Strong organisational and time management skills; as well as the ability to prioritise and balance competing demands 
  • A positive “can-do” and result oriented attitude, with openness to new ideas and the ability to work flexibly in a highly dynamic environment 

Preferred skills & experience

  • Track record of working with multiple genomics data, such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, DNase-seq, ATAC-seq, and/or Hi-C data 
  • Track record of working with single cell genomics data 
  • Experience in constructing novel bioinformatics pipelines 
  • Knowledge of and experience with statistical analysis, theoretically and practically 
  • Knowledge of and experience with machine learning, classical and/or deep-learning methods 
  • Knowledge of and experience with using and/or administration of cloud computing resources, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), for bioinformatics 
  • Knowledge and/or strong interest in transcriptional regulation 
  • Knowledge and/or strong interest in drug and drug target discovery 
  • Demonstrated experience in collecting, mining and visualising complex biological data 
  • Experience in development of NGS analysis pipelines for large numbers of samples 
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry
To apply please send us your CV at careers@nucleome.com. If you know someone who could be a good fit, please share this posting with them. 
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