Senior Bioinformatician

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We require highly motivated Senior Bioinformatician based at our Science Park in Antrim, Co. Antrim. As a Senior Bioinformatician, you will work closely with a team of scientists and researchers to support bioinformatics analysis and data managements tasks. You will assist in processing and analysing large-scale biological data sets, performing daily computational biology processes, and contributing to the development of bioinformatics pipelines and software tools.

The working hours for this position are Monday to Friday from 08.40 to 17.20.

The Role:

  • To work in a team providing NGS, SNP array and other computational biology related fields.
  • To ensure that all work is done in compliance with ISO17025 / 15189 / CAP requirements.
  • To ensure that all NGS data handling pipelines are accurate and cross checked with alternative analysis methods.
  • To develop new bioinformatics pipelines as required by Randox Genomic Services group.
  • To use commercial bioinformatics packages such as BaseSpace and apply filters and macros to assist with data output.
  • To use a range of packages to provide a comprehensive data overview for reporting scientists.
  • To apply a systematic approach for the analysis of NGS sequence data and produce supporting SOPs, validation reports, work instructions, etc.
  • Deliver presentations on NGS data and other related computational biology fields.
  • To assist in the training and development of staff and the conducting of training reviews.
  • To attend meetings of various national and international societies.
  • To attend internal staff meetings and meetings with senior management as required.
  • Ability / flexibility to occasionally travel worldwide if necessary.
  • To ensure strict adherence to the company’s Confidentiality Policy within and outside the organisation.

The candidate:

  • Qualified to honours degree level in biosciences or related field.
  • To have a PhD in a computational biology related field or to have a relevant postgraduate MSc degree in either bioinformatics, computer science, etc, with three years’ experience in the bioinformatics field.
  • Experience in the use of Linux and High-Performance Computing.
  • Experience with programming languages, for example, R or Python.
  • Experience in the use of GitHub.
  • Experience in analysing Illumina NGS sequence data.


  • Experience in analysing Nanopore NGS sequence data.
  • Experience with Machine Learning or AI applied in biology.
  • This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative international company in a growing industry that can provide career security and genuine advancement opportunities for those who show potential.
  • Permanent
  • NI - Antrim
  • Closing date: Monday 27 May 2024
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