Bioinformatician – Band 7

North Bristol NHS Trust
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£30,764 - £40,558 pa
Job Description: 

Bristol Genetics Laboratory (BGL) is looking for an experienced bioinformatician to lead in the development and implementation of bioinformatics tools to support clinical diagnostic and research applications of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology and other relevant technologies.

The post holder will be responsible for development, testing, validation and implementation of bioinformatic tools and analytical pipelines required to analyse and interpret the output of NGS experiments to support healthcare scientists and clinicians to acceptable standards of quality and accuracy. The post holder will be expected to train scientists and technologists in relevant aspects of bioinformatics. The post holder will also support research projects.

BGL is housed in modern purpose built laboratories, and provides a wide range of core (regional) and specialist (international) genetics laboratory services and research projects. The applicant is required to work as part of the laboratory team under the direction of senior scientific staff.


Applicants will be expected to possess a relevant degree and postgraduate qualification (minimum MSc level) in computer science or health informatics/bioinformatics or equivalent and previous experience of bioinformatics relating to next generation sequencing. Applicants should have UNIX/LINUX experience, relevant programming experience and good communication /problem solving skills to support the evaluation and implementation of new technologies/informatics tools relevant to a large modern genetics laboratory.

The successful candidate will be expected to work weekday hours as arranged (part time) or 37½ hours per week full-time

Appointment will be on Band 7 within the scale range £30,764 - £40,558 per annum (pro rata for part-time appointments).

Please note that this post may close early if there are high numbers of applications so candidates are advised not to delay in applying.

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