We’re seeking a Bioinformatics Support Analyst to join our Science team. Bioinformatics is increasingly used across all aspects of Kew Science, and we are looking to recruit someone to support this research, through the development of an appropriate compute environment, technical advice, and data analysis in the context of key science projects.
Bioinformatics Support Analyst
£30,981 – £36,941 per annum, depending on skills & experience
Fixed Term (FTA) 3 years
Kew Gardens, Richmond
Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.
We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.
We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.
Characterization of Kew’s extensive collections using “omics” technologies is accelerating, and is increasingly part of the research programmes in all of Kew’s science departments. This research is dependent on the availability of a high performance compute environment, the availability of bioinformatics tools, and the spread of good computing practice across the organization.
We are looking to hire someone to liaise between our IT and science departments and establish and maintain our compute infrastructure; to compile, test and deploy critical bioinformatics software; to share information about good computational practice across Kew researchers; and to advise and contribute to individual scientific projects with bioinformatic needs.
The successful candidate will have a degree in the biological or computational sciences; experience of administering Linux systems; and expert knowledge of state-of-the-art tools for common bioinformatic workflows and use cases. Expertise is expected in least one modern computer programming language (e.g. Python, Perl, Java).
Familiarity with a research environment, and the proven ability to contribute to scientific literature, are both desirable. They will be good communicators, happy to engage with a wide community of researchers, and be able to balance the demands of maintaining the infrastructure with involvement in particular projects.
We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.
If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.
Closing date: 01/05/2019
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.
No agencies please.