Bioinformatician

Cerevance is a pharmaceutical company harnessing a novel technology platform to deliver life-changing therapeutics for patients with central nervous system diseases. Cerevance is generating a large and diverse human CNS expression and epigenetics data set from which new targets are being identified for innovative drug discovery programmes. We are seeking to recruit a Bioinformatician for a 1 year fixed term contract to provide maternity cover, based in our Cambridge, UK facility. This position has the potential to convert to a full time post, depending on future developments.

Key responsibilities:

• Providing support for the CNS expression and epigenetics project, including analysis, data integration and systems approaches. Identification of novel drug targets is a key output. Application of statistically robust methods is essential.

• Conducting ad-hoc bioinformatics analyses in support of various internal projects, including analysis of internal and public domain expression data, public domain association studies, known variants, and pathway and network analysis.

• Maintaining a close iterative relationship with the biology teams that generate and consume data. You will provide analysis results in easily accessible formats and guide these teams in their use.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate is likely to have a relevant MSc or PhD, experience of working in bioinformatics and a strong record of creativity. You will possess excellent technical informatics and applied statistics skills. Experience with RNA-Seq and R/Bioconductor is essential, experience with GWAS and other genetic studies and a knowledge of neurobiology would be beneficial.

Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential as you will be working closely with our scientists in support of our research projects.

Cerevance offers competitive salary and benefits packages.

Application Instructions: 

Covering letter and CV should be sent to recruitment@cerevance.com

Application Closing Date: 
16 December