Head of Genomics

Organization: 
The Genome Analysis Centre
Job Location: 
Norwich, UK
Salary: 
£56,250 - £59,375
Job Description: 

This post will lead the Genomics Department (currently 18 FTE) and join the Senior Management Team. The Genomics Department includes the Library Construction, Sequencing Operations, Sequencing Technology Development and Sequencing Programme Management Groups.

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 are looking to recruit a senior PhD scientist with demonstrated leadership of a genomics research programme to lead the four scientific groups within our Genomics Department. The role will be key to cementing TGAC as a world class national capability facility for genomics and bioinformatics in the UK.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of genomics data analysis evidenced through a good publication record and successful grant applications. They should also have significant management experience and knowledge of research and funding within the UK. They must be an excellent team manager and communicator and be able to represent TGAC externally with a range of different stakeholders within academia, industry and the broader scientific community.

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 genomics this is an exciting opportunity to further your career within the international genomics field.

Requirements: 

PhD in a relevant discipline, e.g. biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics.

Good knowledge of computational methods for sequence analysis and interpretation.

Significant team management experience and able to demonstrate team leadership.

Significant experience of genomics data analysis evidenced through good publication record.

Good practical knowledge of DNA sequencing methods and molecular biology.

Knowledge of synthetic biology or genomics applications for industrial biotechnology.

Experience in molecular biology and bioinformatics related to high through-put DNA sequencing reflected in a good publication track record.

Demonstrated leadership of a genomics research programme.

Knowledge of research and funding within the UK science base.

Track record of scientific writing of papers and successful grant applications

Significant experience of high throughput genomics environ. with disciplined delivery of high quality data sets & rapidly changing technological envir

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to represent TGAC externally with a range of different stakeholders within academia, industry and the broader scientific community.

To be able to communicate clearly with TGAC staff at all levels.

Willing and able to 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.