Bioinformatics Developer

Hinxton, UK

Genome sequencing to discover and analyse an individual’s genotype can help understand potential disease mechanisms and improve diagnosis, however the reference sequences currently used in this process were derived from a limited number of people which limits the variants that can be discovered. As part of the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium (HPRC), we will work to enable the adoption a new graph genome reference, constructed from the sequences of over 300 individuals of diverse ancestries.

Your role

You will help adapt our variation tools, pipelines and resources to utilise this new reference and make pangenome data available to the community. Your primary responsibilities will include:

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Closing date: 26 May 2021

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At EMBL-EBI you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind's greatest challenges. EMBL-EBI is a worldwide leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological datasets. We provide the global research community with access to publicly available databases and tools which are crucial for the advancement of healthcare, food security, and biodiversity.

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We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, alongside other prominent research and biotech organisations, and surrounded by beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. This is a highly collaborative and inclusive community where our employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their professional potential.

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