Bioinformatician (NGS) - Oxford

  • Job Reference: H487
  • Date Posted: 24 December 2018
  • Recruiter: Harrington Recruitment
  • Location: Oxford UK
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Biology / Pharma
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Consultants
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 0208 349 8112

Job Description

Main Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Upgrading, validation, and implementation of stand-alone bioinformatics tools to enable discovery of molecular markers.
  • Application of current tools and method development using in-house (as well as ‘what is out there’).
  • Create and write standard operating protocol, and write reports to support product validation and verification.
  • Act confidently and individually to resolve technical problems encountered during experimental procedures.
  • Detailed and accurately record experimental work including making and developing required documentation.
  • Engage in project planning, process updates and critical decision making, ensuring activities are constant with the project’s critical path, and act suitably to changing priorities.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • PhD in Genomics, Bioinformatics or a suitable scientific field.
  • High level of motivation and passion to work developing novel NGS tools and pipelines.
  • Working experience in programming and scripting (R, python, or similar equivalent languages).
  • Expertise in developing novel Next Gen Sequencing analysis workflows with a strong emphasis on data processing, analysis, and interpretation, specifically for RNA-Seq and DNA-Seq data sets and molecular barcoding.
  • Excellent bioinformatics understanding in developing algorithms and software tools to analyse NGS data
  • Team orientated with excellent communication skills and the ability to take ownership and responsibilities of tasks.


  • Experience with or knowledge of all aspects of Next Gen Sequencing library preparation.
  • Experience with or knowledge of quality control of Next Gen Sequencing data sets to generate feedback for library preparation improvement.
  • Familiarity with ISO13485 Quality Management System and IVD regulations