Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Principal Translational Scientist

Wellcome Sanger Institute

Cambridge, United Kingdom

The Opportunity
We are seeking a highly motivated Translational Scientist with bioinformatics expertise to join the Cellular Genetics Programme. The post-holder will identify and lead on Translational Science opportunities, for example in the area of single cell genomics data mining for potential drug targets and factors relevant to cell-based therapy and regenerative medicine. The Cellular Genetics Programme is a world-leader in single cell genomics and the translational impact of single cell approaches on human disease.

The Role
You will identify and lead on translational science opportunities and lead bioinformatics analysis for opportunities with translational potential and provide scientific expertise into translational outputs, for example patent applications. The post will work in collaboration with Cellular Genetics Programme Group Leaders and the Sanger Institute Translational team, to develop innovative data mining strategies to answer translational science questions and drive projects forwards.

About you
Working as part of a collaborative team the successful applicant will lead on the formulation and pursuit of translational science questions based on single cell data sets generated from a range of different tissues. You will perform high quality data analysis of genomics datasets to answer specific translational science questions, manage projects and provide scientific expertise into patents and other translational work-packages. In addition to strong communication skills, you will be highly organised with a logical and diligent approach to information gathering.

Essential Skills
• PhD in Computational Biology or Biological Sciences
• Experience of analysing single cell genomics and genetic datasets
• Experience in bioinformatics (will require evidence by publication record or other means)
• Clinical qualification or experience working as a Translational Scientist
• Project Leadership
• Experience of collaborative working as part of a project team
• Time management and organisational skills
• Ability to work with a high degree of thoroughness, independently and as part of a team

Ideal Skills
• Ability to write scientific and technical technical reports
• Experience of immunology, developmental or cell biology
• Experience of in vitro cell differentiation and reprogramming
• Excellent, broad based and self-reliant problem solving skills

Other information
Please submit a covering letter and CV with your application.

Please note this role could be a Grade 1 or 2 role, for further details about each requirements, please download the job descriptions.

Closing date 10th March 2020.

For informal queries about this position, please contact Sarah Aldridge sa10@sanger.ac.uk

About Us
The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics research centre. We undertake large-scale research that forms the foundations of knowledge in biology and medicine. Our findings are used to improve health and to understand life on Earth. Find out more at www.sanger.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Youtube and on our Blog.

Our campus
Set across 130 acres, just outside of Cambridge, The Sanger Institute is located on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. Home to some of the world’s foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale, and creativity to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

Our benefits:
There’s an attractive benefits package on offer at the Genome Wellcome Campus. We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.
As well as the usual benefits you would expect, we go much further:
• 25 days annual leave (extra 1 day to a maximum of 30 days for every year you work)
• Auto-enrolment into a generous Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, with enhanced company contribution (for more information, see our Pensions page)
• Up to 2 days annual paid volunteering leave
• Up to 10 days paid Emergency Carers Leave per year
• Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, an on-site Workplace Nursery salary Sacrifice Schemes for pre-school children and Summer holiday club
• Life Assurance Cover and a Group Income Protection Scheme (if on a contract of 12 months or more)
• Enhanced maternity leave and parental leave
• Access to substantial number of courses and training events onsite
• Private Healthcare Scheme (after 6 months service)
• Eyecare and Dental payment plans
• Concessions and discounts from our corporate perks site

Being part of the Genome Wellcome Campus you will be part of the beautiful working environment with an impressive range of benefits, services and facilities also including:
• Free bus service to and from Campus, covering various routes around Cambridge, Saffron Walden and surrounding villages
• A car-share initiative
• Free parking
• A number of on-site venues where you can meet, eat and socialise with colleagues
• A thriving Sports and Social Club which provides members with subsidised access to a gym, tennis courts, sports hall, fitness classes and a vibrant social calendar of events

Find out more about our Genome Wellcome Campus.

We hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.