Sequencing Informatics Group Leader

Organization: 
The Genome Analysis Centre
Job Location: 
Norwich, UK
Salary: 
£45,000 - £47,500
Job Description: 

The post will be part of the Bioinformatics Department, currently 25 FTE. The Bioinformatics Department consists of the Sequencing Informatics, Computational Genomics, Genome Analysis and the Biostatistics and Applied Bioinformatics Groups. This post will lead the Sequencing Informatics Group (8 FTE), report to the Head of Bioinformatics and have two direct reports.

TGAC is a UK hub for innovative Bioinformatics through research, analysis and interpretation of multiple, complex data sets. It hosts one of the largest computing hardware facilities dedicated to life science research in Europe. We are looking to recruit a PhD scientist with knowledge of bioinformatics and molecular biology to lead the Sequencing Informatics Group within the Bioinformatics Department.

The successful applicant will have significant experience with computational processing or analysis associated with DNA sequencing technologies. They will have a strong background in high-level programming languages, and knowledge of data analysis and web development technologies. They will be able to demonstrate experience of successfully managing teams and projects. They must have impeccable presentation skills, be able to work autonomously and to deadlines.

If you would like to join a vibrant contemporary research institute working in an area of rapid technological development and innovation, and you have a proven track record in your field, this is a great opportunity to further your career in Bioinformatics.

Requirements: 

PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, or Genetics.

Significant experience with computational processing or analysis associated with DNA sequencing technologies.

Degree in bioinformatics or computational science.

Knowledge of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Data Analysis and Web Development technologies.

Strong background in high-level programming languages (such as Java or Perl).

Bioinformatics resources for genomics (such as annotation pipelines, analysis tools and general databases).

Data visualisation (for large datasets).

Management experience.

Project and personnel management.

Experience with research relevant to BBSRC strategic priorities.

Proven record in scientific writing papers and grants (UK, EU and International funding).

Impeccable presentation skills.

Organisational skills / ability to work with deadlines.

Delivery of large projects research projects (EU projects or similar).

Travel to attend international meetings and conferences.

About Our Organization: 

The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) is a vibrant, contemporary research institute and registered charity, working in an area of rapid technological development and innovation.

TGAC is strategically funded by the BBSRC to lead the development of a skill base in bioinformatics and a genomics technology platform for UK bioscience. The Institute is located on the Norwich Research Park, together with its partners: the John Innes Centre, the Institute of Food Research, The Sainsbury Laboratory, the University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. The research park has an excellent reputation for research in plant and microbial sciences, interdisciplinary environmental science and food, diet and health, to which TGAC contributes strengths in genomics and bioinformatics. Close links exist between the NRP partners and new opportunities for collaboration in exciting new initiatives are under development. The NRP recently received £26M of government investment to facilitate innovation and further develop infrastructure to attract science and technology companies to the Park to enhance the vibrant environment and realise economic impact from research investment.

TGAC is a UK hub for innovative Bioinformatics through research, analysis and interpretation of multiple, complex data sets. It hosts one of the largest computing hardware facilities dedicated to life science research in Europe. This has been boosted recently by an e-Infrastructure grant to expand the data storage capacity to a multi-petabyte unit, deploying a high performance cluster and large-memory server enabling the allocation of processes requiring several terabytes of computing memory.

TGAC’s state of the art DNA sequencing facility operates multiple complementary technologies for data generation that provide the foundation for analyses furthering our fundamental understanding of genomes and how they function. We aim to be at the forefront of technological advances and are developing and implementing technologies to generate and analyse new types of data. We also develop novel platforms to provide access to computational tools and processing capacity for multiple academic and industrial users and promoting applications of computational bioscience. TGAC has one fully owned subsidiary, Genome Enterprise Ltd (GEL) via which it offers genomic and bioinformatics services on a trading basis and works with commercial providers on a partnership basis. TGAC also receives specific funding to enable knowledge exchange programmes which are supported across the institute teams.