Bioinformatician - Data Curator

  • Fecha de publicación: 24/11/2022
  • Nombre de la empresa: Wellcome Sanger Institute
  • Descripción de funciones:

    Bioinformatician - Data Curator

    Do you want to help us improve human health and understand life on Earth? Make your mark by shaping the future to enable or deliver life-changing science to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges.




    About the Role:

    We are looking for a Bioinformatician - Data Curator who will help us create a community data resource containing large collections of single-cell data in the count matrix format. Funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative this project will be based on the CELLxGENE Discover tool (also funded by CZI), which aims to support scalable and accessible visualisation of the individual single-cell datasets. CELLxGENE is now widely adopted by the research community and is currently being used by many research groups to visualise their single cell data. This effort will be directed at real-time curation of datasets generated by the Cellular Genetics Programme of the Sanger Institute, which has been a major contributor to this effort and inspired product directions. This position is for a 18 month fixed term contract with possibility of extension.

    You will be responsible for:

    This role will be focused on organising and curating datasets currently generated at Sanger Institute, as well as other public resources such as Cambridge Cell Atlas and CZI SEED Networks-generated integrated atlases to encourage interoperability and visualisation of the data count matrices.

    About You:

    Driven bioinformatician or data scientist with academic experience. You will be asked to analyse papers, search various sources of information, and efficiently curate single cell datasets using Jupyter notebooks.

    About Us:
    Cellular Genetics Informatics team provides efficient access to cutting-edge analysis methods, environments and pipelines for Cellular Genetics programme, which leads and is involved in a number of world-class research initiatives. We provide informatics support for the Human Cell Atlas, Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Initiative and Human BioMolecular Atlas Program. We work with large amounts of single-cell RNA sequencing and microscopy imaging data.

    Essential Skills:

    •  Degree in Bioinformatics or related fields or equivalent experience

    •  Programming experience in Unix shell and Python or R

    •  Excellent interpersonal skills

    •  Attention to detail

    • Data curation/annotation experience, or significant understanding

    • Develop collaborative working relationships with collaborators and other team members

    Other Information:

    Please apply with your CV and a Cover Letter outlining how you meet the criteria set out above.

    Salary per annum: £34,637-£41,149

    Closing Date: 4th December 2022

    Working at Wellcome Sanger

    Our flexible-hybrid working environment means you can focus on being productive and part of the team while enjoying the benefits of working remotely and from the Genome Campus when you are in the office.

    We aim to attract, recruit, retain and develop talent from the widest possible talent pool, thereby gaining insight and access to different markets to generate a greater impact on the world. We have a supportive culture with the following staff networks, LGBTQ+, Parents and Carers and Race Equity to bring people together to share experiences, offer specific support and development opportunities and raise awareness. The networks are also a place for allies to provide support to others.

    We want our people to be whoever they want to be because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work. That’s why we’re committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at Sanger Institute. We will consider all individuals without discrimination and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, where everyone can thrive.



  • Localización del puesto ofertado: UK - Cambridgeshire (GB)