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George Smailes


£50k - 60k per year

A start up Biotechnology Company is looking for an experienced Bioinformatician, with a passion for drug discovery, to join their rapidly growing scientific team in Cambridge.

The Company

They are working to improve the success rate of drug discovery. They are using a pioneering technology to ensure a healthier future for people dealing with life-threatening diseases.

Bioinformatician Role:

This fantastic opportunity is needing someone to come aboard and be the go to person in the company for everything bioinformatics. You will receive a competitive salary, the opportunity to develop your skills in a dynamic and varied role and work with an ambitious and highly rewarding company.

Reporting the CSO, you will be using existing bioinformatics tools and databases, perform in silico analyses of experimental data to help identify disease or tissue-specific therapeutic targets. Other responsibilities include:

  • Develop new in silico tools as needed, including databases capturing internal data for future analysis. 
  • Mine literature to link identified targets to disease biology and/or pathways.
  • Work closely as part of a team to help in the design of transcriptomic, proteomic and other experiments and perform analyses to support Target Discovery and Validation
  • Develop predictive modelling, machine learning and build analytics pipelines
  • Implement departmental machine learning-based strategy to support drug discovery activities across fibrosis and oncology

Bioinformatician Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in bioinformatics or Life Sciences with proven experience in bioinformatics, and with at least two years of working experience in a biotech or pharma environment
  • You have a good understanding of molecular and cell biology and signalling pathways
  • You have broadly applicable general bioinformatics skills (expression data analysis, pathway analysis, databases and repositories in the public domain)
  • You also have broadly applicable data science capabilities: data visualization, machine learning, regression, natural language processing, big data analytics, different data formats
  • You have a clear understanding of data structures and experience with document databases and/or relational databases and/or graph databases
  • Experience with text mining in a drug/target discovery environment is needed.

In return, you will receive a salary of between £50,000 – £60,000, excellent benefits package and ongoing career development.

The interview process includes an initial telephone interview followed by an onsite interview. If this sounds like you, please apply now! Interviews can happen this week. If you want to discuss similar opportunities please email George Smailes at


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