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Genomics Jobs

Science and technology are increasingly linked and there are many areas of research where they work hand in hand, such as genomics, pharmacogenomics and bioinformatics. For biologists with an aptitude for computer science, or indeed computer scientists, programmers or mathematicians with an interest in science, there is a wealth of opportunities available and the chance to work on the cutting edge of modern medicine development.

The rapidly expanding Genomics industry has an insatiable appetite for people with computer-based skills because of the amount of data its research generates. In the early days of DNA sequencing using the methods pioneered by Frederick Sanger, the process was very slow and laborious, taking months if not years to map one genome. But more recent advances in technology have delivered faster, next generation sequencing (NGS) procedures – such as Illumina and Oxford Nanopore – which generate more data in a shorter space of time.

To help analyse all the biological data generated, the Genomics sector needs people who are skilled in both science and computers. Typical roles requiring this skillset include bioinformaticians, who structure the sequence information ready for analysis, computational biologists who create the pipelines and tools needed to analyse the data, and bioinformatic analysts, who look at the data prepared and analyse it to identify biological or genetic markers that affect disease.

Bioinformatic analysis can be completed in a variety of different ways, so candidates taking up bioinformatic analyst jobs come from a range of backgrounds, depending on the particular demands of the role – for example, one job might require a knowledge of statistical analysis, another may focus on the use of machine learning or artificial intelligence.

The genomics sector also has a big demand for candidates to fill data scientist roles, which also utilises the science and computer skillset. Every human genome creates 700MB of data, and to draw any meaningful conclusions from it, this data needs to be compared to other sources of information. Data scientists have the necessary tools and expertise to work with large volumes of genomics data to help make sense of it all.

And it’s not just research institutions where bioinformatic and data scientist roles are in demand, we are also seeing a sharp incline in computational science jobs in the pharma industry. Pharma companies are increasingly investing in genomics-based R&D, as the industry takes steps towards creating drugs which will be tailored to an individual’s genetic responses.

The ‘pharmacogenomics’ global industry is expected to be worth in the region of $11.94bn by 2024 and will have a large demand for data scientists to make the concept of personalised medicine a reality.

ReportfontSo for candidates looking for genomics and bioinformatic roles in the UK, the opportunities are many and varied and can be based in research and academic institutions as well as commercial organisations. Most people working in the field will have degree-level education and experience in both computers and science. Some candidates will come into the sector as computer scientists and transfer their skills to biology; others will be biologists who have learned computer programming.

To get a better understanding of the salaries these kinds of jobs attract, it’s worth looking at the results of our salary survey, undertaken in conjunction with Front Line Genomics in the last quarter of 2017. The survey was created as both a useful tool to benchmark salaries and to identify key trends within the worldwide Genomics labour market. More than 1,200 Genomics professionals completed the survey and the results were published in February 2018. Read the full report by clicking on the image to the right or click here.

Paramount Recruitment searches internationally to find the best talent for the genomics, pharmacogenomics and bioinformatics sectors. We work with clients to fill ad hoc vacancies, but can also work strategically to build whole teams and manage recruitment campaigns or projects. We understand the needs of the industry, from talent spotting recruits for entry level positions, to securing the right people to drive an organisation at senior and executive level.

If you have a mind for computers and science, check out some of the roles that this growing sector offers below or see our current job vacancies here.

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Harvey Uppal

Genomics Lead Consultant

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Anna Lauterjung

Bioinformatics Lead Consultant

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Jack Lacy

Scientific Software Consultant

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Emilie Francis

Bioinformatics Consultant

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Jade Page

Team Manager

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JOBS @ GENOMICS ENGLAND

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Senior Python Software Developer – Barcelona

Commercial Partnerships Manager

Senior Python Software Developer – Barcelona

Support Bioinformatician

Commercial Partnerships Manager – Genomics England

Support Bioinformatician – Research Services

Senior Cancer Bioinformatician- Genomics England

Cancer Analyst – Bioinformatics

HPC Team Lead

Rare Disease Analyst – Genomics England

Bioinformatics Data Scientist

Support Bioinformatician

Junior Computational Biologist

Clinical Database Developer (Start-Up)

Lead Software Developer (Bioinformatics)

Senior Bioinformatician

Commercial Partnerships Manager

Computational Biologist – Machine Learning

Data Scientist – Genomics

Cancer Analyst – Bioinformatics

Rare Disease Analyst – 12-month contract

Commercial Partnerships Manager – Genomics England

Support Bioinformatician

Bioinformatician – Rare Diseases – 12 Month

Senior Cancer Bioinformatician- Genomics England

Support Bioinformatician – Research Services

Senior Bioinformatician – Computational Biology

Senior Scientific Manager – Cell Biology

Senior Scientific Manager

Computational Biologist – Machine Learning

Bioinformatician – Cancer Analysis

High Performance Computing Lead

Cancer Analyst – Bioinformatics

Senior Scientific Manager

Senior Scientific Manager – Cell Biology

Senior Bioinformatician – Computational Biology

Rare Disease Analyst

Junior Bioinformatician

Clinical Database Developer (Start-Up)

Lead Software Developer (Bioinformatics)

Full Stack Software Developer (Bioinformatics)

Lead Software Developer (Bioinformatics)

Clinical Database Developer (Start-Up)

Full Stack Software Developer (Bioinformatics)

Senior Bioinformatician – Computational Biology

Statistician – Switzerland

Bioinformatician – Operations

Full Stack Software Developer (Bioinformatics)

Lead Software Developer (Bioinformatics)

Clinical Database Developer (Start-Up)

Senior Bioinformatician

Support Bioinformatician

Bioinformatician – Rare Disease

Senior Director Business Development – Boston

Bioinformatician – Rare Diseases – 12 Month

Computational Biologist – Machine Learning

Bioinformatics – Team Lead

Senior Data Scientist – Drug discovery

Data Scientist – Genomics

Bioinformatician (Operations)

Rare Disease Analyst – Genomics England

Support Bioinformatician – Research Services

Senior Cancer Bioinformatician- Genomics England

Scientist – Computational Biology

Cancer Analyst – Bioinformatics

Bioinformatician (Operations)

Software Developer

IT Support Engineer

Data Scientist – Genomics

Commercial Partnerships Manager

Senior Data Scientist – Drug discovery

Bioinformatician (Operations)

Computational Biologist

Team Lead – Data Scientist – Drug Discovery

Commercial Partnerships Manager – Genomics England

Senior Bioinformatician – Genomics England

Bioinformatician – Operations

Clinical Database Developer (Start-Up)

Bioinformatics – Team Lead

Lead Software Developer (Bioinformatics)

Full Stack Software Developer (Bioinformatics)

Rare Disease Analyst

Support Bioinformatician

Rare Disease Analyst – Genomics England

Clinical Database Developer

Commercial Partnerships Manager

Computational Biologist

Postdoctoral Data Scientist – Dusseldorf/Home based

Bioinformatician – Cancer Analysis

Clinical Database Developer

Bioinformatician (Operations)

Commercial Partnerships Manager

Support Bioinformatician – Research Services

Python Developer

Scientist Computational Biology

Support Bioinformatician – Research Services

Cancer Bioinformatician

Senior Bioinformatician

Bioinformatician – Operations

Computational Biologist

Senior Bioinformatician – Genomics England

Commercial Partnerships Coordinator

Postdoctoral Data Scientist – Berkshire

Commercial Partnerships Manager – Genomics England

Commercial Partnerships Manager

Cancer Bioinformatician

Software Developer – Python

Computational Biologist

Python Developer – London

Postdoctoral Data Scientist – 12 month contract

Data Curator – Pharma

Cancer Analyst

Python Developer

Senior Cancer Bioinformatician- Genomics England

Software Engineer – Python

Web Developer

Computational Biologist – Drug Discovery

Scientist Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Bioinformatician – Oxford, 18-month contract

Junior Python Software Developer – Oxford

Bioinformatician – Cancer Genomics

Lead Bioinformatician – Oxford

Lead Software Engineer (Node.js – Cambridge)

Senior Cancer Analyst – Genomics England

Software Developer

Python Developer – Genomics England

Web Developer

Java Developer – Genomics England

Bioinformatic Software Developer – (Python, Perl, R)

Junior Python Software Developer – Oxford

Python Developer – Bioinformatics

Senior Full Stack Software Developer – Oxford

Java Developer

Junior Python Software Developer – Oxford

Senior Full Stack Software Developer – Oxford

Junior Python Software Developer – Oxford

Senior Full Stack Software Developer – Oxford

Systems / Software Project Manager – Contract – Berkshire

Senior Full Stack Software Developer – Oxford

Junior Python Software Developer – Oxford

Junior Python Software Developer – Oxford

Senior Full Stack Software Developer – Oxford

Python Developer

Systems / Software Project Manager – Contract – Berkshire

Web Developer – Bioinformatics

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