Senior Bioinformatics Scientist

Permanent employee, Full-time · Cambridge

Job Summary
The Senior Bioinformatics Scientist will work with the Director of R&D to support the day to day needs of the existing bioinformatics team members in data analysis, statistical modelling and project reporting. They will work across all major biomarker projects currently being undertaken by Cyted R&D to ensure project delivery and will help to develop existing team members skills. It is a hands-on analytical role in a small team that is still growing.
Working Pattern and Location
The role is a full-time and in-person position with a standard 37.5 hour working week. 
The Senior Bioinformatics Scientist will be based at the Cyted’s Head Office, 22 Station Road, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB1 2JD and will need to visit other company sites when and if required.
What you will be doing
  • Supporting the day to day needs of the -omics analysis and computational modelling within the Research and Development team.
  • Planning and executing target discovery and validation projects. 
  • Coordinating with the Project Manager to deliver new biomarker essays.
  • Supporting the bioinformatics team members and identifying relevant CPD for the team.
  • Helping to build analytical tool sets to be used within the team and projects.
  • Identifying and adopting the latest developments in computational genomics, bioinformatics and data driven diagnostics where appropriate. 
How we work
  • Our team works in an agile working environment, where everyone’s ideas and opinions are valued. Have a better way of carrying out a process, we want to hear from you!
  • We value user engagement.
  • We are committed to quality, looking to provide the best patient experience possible.
  • We all muck in! No job is ever too small.
Person Specification
  • PhD in relevant field (e.g. Molecular/Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Physics or Statistics)
  • 3-5+ years industry experience post-PhD
  • Knowledge of computational biology and demonstrated application of statistical data analysis methods
  • Experience with the analysis of large -omics datasets
  • Strong, professional communication skills and excellent attention to detail, capable of developing good working relationships with diverse individuals
  • Skilled in applying machine learning to perform data mining and design diagnostic assays based on sequence and clinical data
  • Experience working within a team environment, particularly mentoring/supervising bioinformatics teams
  • Familiarity with clinical data analysis and clinical trial design
  • Knowledge of FAIR data principles
  • Expertise in programming appropriate large-scale molecular data analysis (e.g., Python, R, BASH)
  • Demonstrated written and oral scientific communication skills
  • Line management experience in a small team environment
  • A salary of between £75,000 and £90,000 dependent on experience
  • 25 days holiday per holiday year, plus public holidays
  • The option to buy 5 additional holidays 
  • Pension Scheme
  • An annual continuing personal development budget
  • Medical insurance including dental and optical cover
  • Life insurance and Income Protection
  • Social events including Christmas and Summer parties
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme
  • Sabbatical after 4 years of service
  • Relocation allowance if applicable
About us

Cyted is on a mission to build a world where disease is prevented rather than treated. We focus on providing innovative diagnostic technologies to drive the earlier detection of disease in the gastrointestinal tract, first focused on oesophageal cancer (and its precursor Barrett’s oesophagus) with a non-endoscopic, minimally-invasive test. 

Headquartered in Cambridge UK, we lead the way in groundbreaking diagnostic technology, enhancing patient care for those at risk of early and advanced disease. We are on the lookout for talented individuals eager to make a meaningful impact. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups and those with unconventional educational or career backgrounds.

Our core product is the minimally invasive EndoSign test. The test is a combination of a simple device coupled with laboratory biomarkers to detect oesophageal cancer and its precursor Barrett’s oesophagus. Click here to find out more. 

We offer a dynamic work environment for career growth and skill diversification. Alongside your core role you can gain experience on projects throughout the company, and contribute your opinions and ideas. Our commitment to inclusion and diversity drives us to embrace varied perspectives, promoting diagnostic excellence, user-friendly software, and superior patient outcomes.

We interview on a rolling basis, starting with a brief call to discuss what we’re doing and whether it resonated with you.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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