Bioinformatics (Open to flexible working)

Ware, Hertfordshire
15 Feb 2018
27 Mar 2018
Contract Type

The Gene Domain is one of the several data domains that was set up by the GSK Data CoE last year to streamline the management and governance of gene data use and re-use across R&D. It will serve as a centralized resource of gene data and associated metadata that will be accessible across GSK in a meaningful way and will accelerate discovery and de-risk development of transformational drugs. The scope of the gene domain includes all types of 'omic data from clinical trial samples and non-clinical samples that are internal to GSK, GSK collaborations, and data that has been acquired from the vendors or from the public domain.

As part of our ongoing efforts, we are aiming to simplify and streamline the capture, processing and analyses of 'omic data across GSK by establishing a robust and sustainable E2E solution using a combination of internal (on-prem) and external (cloud-based) data infrastructures.

To realize this goal, we are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual who will own and deliver on the strategy for the end to end (E2E) flow of omics data by working closely with people who are involved in the generation, handling and consumption of such data that includes the Data CoE, the Tech organization, different vendors and the business (TAs etc.). It's a very high visibility role that will report directly to the Gene domain lead at GSK.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.

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Closing date for applications: 27th February 2018

When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above.
The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.


Why You?

Basic qualifications: This Position Requires a minimum of

  • A PhD or equivalent in computational biology or life science with 5+ years in NGS bioinformatics. Experience with molecular biology and previous experience in an industrial, or a professional academic setting is strongly preferred.

Preference will be given to those candidates with the following:

  • Proven ability to lead projects
  • Strong background and understanding of different NGS technologies including Illumina sequencing, Roche 454 sequencing, Ion torrent and Nanopore
  • Strong background and experience in LIMS systems, NGS workflows, Cloud computing and HPC systems
  • Strong background in the application of NGS technologies for target and biomarker discovery
  • Hands on experience working with diverse 'omic data types including RNA-Seq, DNA-Seq, Chip-Seq, WES, WGS, ATAC-seq, microbiome, proteomic, metabolomic data etc. from different sources
  • Familiarity with open source software, bioinformatics tools and languages such as R, Perl, Python, Java, and web development tools
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective communication of complex concepts to stake holders with wide range of expertise.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the core components of the Hadoop stack-such as HDFS, MapReduce, Flume, Oozie, Hive, Pig, HBase, and YARN and Apache Spark
  • Familiarity with data mining and machine learning techniques
  • Familiarity with visualization tools and techniques
  • Experience with integrative analyses using multi-omic data along with pre-clinical and clinical data to inform drug discovery and development.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an area where cutting edge science meets cutting edge technology with an aim of delivering drugs to patients in need. Apply today and learn more about Gene Domain's commitment in supporting GSK's efforts of transforming patients' lives with its game changing portfolio.

Why GSK?

At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.

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