Job title: Bioinformatics Data Manager
Location: The Francis Crick Institute, Midland Road, London
Contract: Full time, Fixed-term, (2 years)
Salary: Competitive with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Vacancy ID: 13207
A position as a Bioinformatics Data Manager has been created at the Ancient Genomics Lab of the Francis Crick Institute, led by Dr. Pontus Skoglund. The Lab obtains ancient DNA from skeletal material of humans and other mammals up to tens of thousands of years old, and uses this data to study evolution and population history. Primary projects in the lab include but are not limited to a Wellcome Trust-funded project to sequence 1,000 ancient British genomes. The post holder will be involved in managing ancient genomic data sets: processing newly sequenced genomes and proteomes, implementing and updating workflows for data processing, managing a central database, and continually integrate published datasets and their metadata with the primary data in the lab. Additional roles include supporting group members with bioinformatics issues, and interaction with other scientists and technicians at the Crick.
Two-way scientific interactions will occur between the post holder and other members of the Ancient Genomics lab, as well as scientific collaborative partners within the Crick Institute, including Science Technology Platforms (STPs), post-doctoral researchers, students, and group leaders. In particular, the Bioinformatics Data Manager will work closely with the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics STP with development of reproducible workflows, the Scientific Computing STP to manage storage and the central database, and the Advanced Sequencing Facility to process primary genome sequence data, and the Proteomics STP to process primary proteomics data. Within the Ancient Genomics Lab, the Bioinformatics Data Manager will work closely with bioarchaeologists, biochemists, and statistical geneticists to support data generation and research projects, with expected co-authorship on research publications from relevant projects.
The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and disease. Its work is helping to understand why disease develops and to translate discoveries into new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, infections, and neurodegenerative diseases.
An independent organisation, its founding partners are the Medical Research Council (MRC), Cancer Research UK, Wellcome, UCL (University College London), Imperial College London and King’s College London.
The Crick was formed in 2015, and in 2016 it moved into a new state-of-the-art building in central London which brings together 1500 scientists and support staff working collaboratively across disciplines, making it the biggest biomedical research facility under in one building in Europe.
The Francis Crick Institute will be world-class with a strong national role. Its distinctive vision for excellence includes commitments to collaboration; developing emerging talent and exporting it the rest of the UK; public engagement; and helping turn discoveries into treatments as quickly as possible to improve lives and strengthen the economy.
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- The closing date for applications is 16 February 2020 at 23:30.
- All offers of employment are subject to successful security screening and continuous eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.