Bioinformatician - WormBase ParaSite (Cambridge, England)

WormBase ParaSite is recruiting for a bioinformatician to work at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge

Bioinformatician - WormBase-ParaSite

Salary range: £30574 to £38564per annum plus excellent benefits

Fixed-term until 19th January 2017

We are seeking a talented Bioinformatician to work on WormBase-ParaSite (, a new portal for parasitic worm genomics, integrating data for hundreds of species and providing efficient and intuitive access to the data for researchers. Parasitic worms are responsible for more than one billion human infections globally and have a devastating impact on livestock and agriculture.

You will work on a wide range of analysis, integration, production and community-engagement activities for WormBase-ParaSite, and will also actively participate in the exciting next phase of development for the resource. The main areas of focus will be:

Analysis, integration and presentation of large-scale functional genomics data sets (e.g. RNASeq gene expression assays)
Data integration and development to enable WormBase ParaSite as tool for anti-helminthic drug target identification
Customization and deployment of automated genome annotation and comparative genomics pipelines that scale to hundreds of genomes
Outreach, including talks and practical demonstrations at workshops and conferences

WormBase-ParaSite is a sister project to the well-known WormBase ( and Ensembl ( projects. The Ensembl genomics infrastructure is used in a number of ways in the project. The post is also highly collaborative, and will involve working closely with other WormBase and Ensembl staff both at the Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI).

This post presents a great opportunity for an early career bioinformatcian to hone their skills in genome analysis and data integration, and widely used technologies such as Ensembl. We particularly welcome applications from candidates nearing the end of post-graduate training courses in bioinformatics.

Although this post is limited to two years in the first instance, it is anticipated that the next phase of development will lay the foundations for sustainability and longer-term funding.

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Closing date: 15th October 2015 however applications will be considered and reviewed on an on-going basis and therefore the post may be filled before the deadline.