Cerevance: Bioinformatician (RNA-Seq)

  • Closing date 31 Mar 2018

Cerevance is a new pharmaceutical company harnessing a novel technology platform to deliver life-changing therapeutics for patients with central nervous system diseases. We are seeking to recruit an experienced Bioinformatician based in our Cambridge, UK facility. Cerevance is generating a large and diverse human CNS expression data set from which new targets are being identified for innovative drug discovery programmes.

Key responsibilities:

Providing analytical support for the CNS expression project, including pipeline operation, data integration and systems approaches. Identification of novel drug targets is a key output. Application of statistically robust methods is essential.

Conducting ad-hoc bioinformatics analyses in support of various internal projects, including analysis of internal and public domain expression data, public domain association studies, known variants, and pathway and network analysis.

Maintaining a close iterative relationship with the biology teams that generate and consume data. You will provide analysis results in easily accessible formats and guide these teams in their use.


The ideal candidate is likely to have a relevant MSc or PhD, experience of working in bioinformatics and a strong record of creativity. You will possess excellent technical informatics and applied statistics skills, particularly with respect to RNA-Seq data sets, but also including relevant technologies such as Perl, R, Bioconductor, SQL, Linux, and public domain data sets.

Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential as you will be working closely with our scientists in support of our research projects.

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