Bioinformatics Assistant

Molecular Genetics Department, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Job Location: 
Exeter, UK
£25,528 to £34,189 per annum / pro rata (band 6)

NHS staff benefits

Job Description: 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated bioinformatics assistant with an interest in human genetics, to contribute to the provision of Molecular Genetic services by providing support in bioinformatics, data analysis and data management. The post-holder will develop and implement efficient analysis pipelines for exome and targeted next generation sequence data generated by an Illumina HiSeq2000. The role will involve working closely with scientific staff to evaluate bioinformatic tools to assist in the interpretation of DNA variants and the provision of bioinformatics training for staff within the department.


The successful candidate will have a BSc (Hons) degree (or equivalent qualification) in bioinformatics or genetics, and knowledge of next generation sequencing analysis. Knowledge of programming languages (Java, PERL or R) and SQL database design is required in addition to experience of working in UNIX/LINUX.

Contact Information: 

Professor Sian Ellard (Head of Department)
e-mail or telephone 01392 402910

Applications will only be accepted electronically via the NHS Jobs website job reference 185-HR683. Closing date for applications is 20th January 2013.

About Our Organization: 

The laboratory is friendly and sociable, with 22 members of staff (10 clinical scientists, 6 genetic technologists, 3 associate genetic technologists, 2 healthcare science assistants and 1 administrator) in addition to a lively research team who have a world-class reputation in the genetics of diabetes (winners of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2006). There is rapid translation from research to diagnostic services; further details of the diagnostic service and research interests can be found on our website