Bioinformatician & Systems Administrator

Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust
Job Location
Sydney Street
United Kingdom
£37,660 - £47,778 p.a. (all inclusive)
Job Description

The Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomics Group is based at the Royal Brompton Hospital and works in close collaboration with Imperial College London. We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join a well-established team of Scientists, Bioinfomaticians and Geneticists to deliver bioinformatics and Linux system administration support for the group. The main research focus of the group is to investigate the genetic basis of heart disease, and be at the forefront of variant interpretation in Inherited Cardiac Conditions.

 The Bioinformatician and Systems Administrator will actively participate in research programmes of the group, whilst ensuring integrity of our new in-house Linux cluster, storage and MYSQL database. The successful applicant will therefore have expertise in next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis and also Linux system administration, management and backup. Proficiency in shell scripting, MYSQL and Perl or Python is essential as is experience of HPC, preferably in an administrative role.

 The post holder will take a leading role in developing new approaches to analyse, interpret and ensure the integrity of data through the next generation sequencing analysis pipeline, as well as opportunities to carry out downstream analysis of NGS data from RNA-Seq, Ribo-Seq, Exome and targeted resequencing for publication and presentation in scientific journals and relevant conferences.

For full JD please visit and enter job reference 312-RB-CBRU-C-5263


For full JD and person specification please visit and enter job reference 312-RB-CBRU-C-5263

How to Apply

To apply please visit and enter job reference 312-RB-CBRU-C-5263

 Closing date August 28th

About Our Organization

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust is the largest specialist heart and lung centre in the UK and among the largest in Europe. We work from two sites, Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea, West London and Harefield Hospital near Uxbridge.

We have a worldwide reputation for heart and lung research. We work on numerous research projects that bring benefits to patients in the form of new, more effective and efficient treatments for heart and lung disease. We are also responsible for medical advances taken up across the NHS and beyond. Each year between 500 and 600 papers by researchers associated with the Trust are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Our main research partner is the National Heart and Lung Institute at nearby Imperial College London but we run research projects with other hospitals and universities in the UK and abroad. 

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