Scientific Curator - London/Cambridge

London, England
Oct 14, 2016
Nov 11, 2016
Jade Page
Result Type
Position Type
Full Time

Scientific Curator - London / Cambridge

Paramount are currently interested in speaking to an experienced Curator in the Science field to join a well-established Bioinformatics group in London. We would love to hear from candidate with experience in DNA variant annotation, disease association or development and curation of gene panels.

The 100,000 genomes project is a challenging and fast moving project with the aim to carry out whole genome sequencing on 100,000 participants. Genomics England works with key partners in research, pharmaceutical and academia to collect, store, QC and sequence samples from participants. There is currently a highly talented bioinformatics team in place and Paramount are working with the group to offer additional candidates the opportunity to contribute to the project at the most exciting and challenging phase of the programme.

The primary role of the Curator will be the curation of genetic variants, literature and databases in addition to curation of gene panels for disorders. You could also participate in the preparation of reports and publications, presentations and external meetings.

You should be able to work effectively as an individual as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and communicate effectively with clinicians and researchers. This is a great chance to work with a growing organisation with many collaborations in the pharmaceutical and NHS industry.

Experience Required:

BSc or higher in genetics, biological sciences or equivalent, and strong understanding of genetic variation and genomics plus:

*At least 1 years experience in scientific curation
*Background in genetics and human disease and experience in the curation of scientific knowledge for the interpretation of human genomes.
*Experience extracting, interpreting and annotating published scientific papers
*Use of standardised terms and ontologies for variants, genes, phenotypes
*Use of genetic and disease-based databases
*Preparation of reports and publications
*Use of databases, adding information to databases and use of curation tools
*Strong written and oral English communication skills
*Computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications

Please don't hesitate to contact Jade on +44 121 616 3472, apply to this advert with your CV or email to discuss this role in more detail.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Keywords: Curator, Science, Bioinformatics, Database, Genomics, Genetics, Cancer, Rare Diseases

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