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Bioinformatic Engineer


Posted on Aug 8, 2022 by CV-Library

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Company Description

Genomics England partners with the NHS to provide whole genome sequencing diagnostics. We also equip researchers to find the causes of disease and develop new treatments – with patients and participants at the heart of it all.

Our mission is to continue refining, scaling, and evolving our ability to enable others to deliver genomic healthcare and conduct genomic research.

We are accelerating our impact and working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.

Job Description

Bioinformatic Engineers are software engineers with extensive experience in bioinformatics. As such, they are responsible for developing and operating digital products aiming at solving a wide variety of bioinformatic needs and they solve these needs in genomic medicine by crafting production quality code.

As a Bioinformatics Engineer at Genomics England you will be involved in producing high quality code, nurturing agile practices and acting as an SME for Bioinformatics. You will be supporting the continuous improvement of our practices, collaborating and adhering to engineering standards.

Everyday responsibilities include:

* Produce high-quality code for high throughput sequencing data analysis, genome analysis and interpretation.

* Contribute to all testing and deployment stages up to the production environment

* Contribute to discovery tasks during the initial phase of new developments and achieve understanding of early stage decisions to inform the final software design

* Write documentation to achieve an exhaustive log of decisions, designs, tests, results, etc. that enable full traceability of processes.

* Be a proactive member of a squad, adopting agile practices, offering subject matter expertise.

* Ensure adherence to the various standards and accreditations required for both clinical laboratory practice and software delivery.

Skills and Experience for Success

We anticipate the ideal candidate will have:

* Excellent Python coding skillset. (Java desirable).

* Solid skillset in Bioinformatics, understanding of the standards, data sources and tool chains used in NGS and clinical genomics.

* Proficient in Linux, Git, Postgres (or similar RDBMs).

* Solid expertise of developing production quality algorithms and software to analyze large data sets.

* Excellent technical writing skills.

* Experience working in agile environments and demonstrable effectiveness working in agile squads.

* Experience in building code using CI/CD.


MSc or Higher in a Biomedical discipline (or equivalent experience) and MSc or higher in Computer Science/Software Engineering (or equivalent experience)

Additional Information

Being an integral part of such a meaningful mission is extremely rewarding in itself, but in order to support our people, we’re continually improving our benefits package. We pride ourselves on investing in our people and supporting them to achieve their career goals, as well as offering a benefits package including:

* 30 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays), with additional days for long service awards

* A generous pension scheme of up to 15% combined contribution

* Individual learning budgets for every colleague, a Blinkist account and a wide variety of courses on our portal

* A wide variety of wellness benefits including Gympass, a Headspace account, free weekly Yoga classes

* Enhanced maternity & paternity benefits

* Blended working arrangements

Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.


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