Salary: Salary package is fully competitive, with compensation to include stock options

Reference: BioInform-SES | Company: Wellcome Genome Campus


A new stealth-stage spinout of Specific Technologies (a Silicon Valley company) has partnered with the Wellcome Sanger Institute’s world leaders in pathogen genomics and is now looking for a bioinformatician to help translate scientific research technology into a robust industrial level commercial product.

Candidate requirements include an understanding of most modern sequencing technologies such as Illumina, PacBio and Oxford Nanopore, experience in processing their data and dealing with artefacts that come with it. Our ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of pathogens genome, sequence assembly, MGE identification, annotation and SNP-level dendrogram computation and interpretation, antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and genetic determinants that cause them.

The application to be developed will be put to highly demanding clinical use, and therefore built to industrial standards.  It will constitute genuinely cutting-edge bioinformatics with the potential to have a great impact on the field, as well as on patient lives.

You will be based in our newly-opened office in the BioData Innovation Centre right on the legendary Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge.  Free Campus shuttles to and from Cambridge and a number of other nearby locations are provided.

Salary package is fully competitive, with compensation to include stock options in the Silicon Valley tradition.

For further inquiries, please submit a letter explaining your interest, along with a CV, to: Eugene Bragin (

Hours: Negotiable

Location: Full-time

Closing date: Cambridge, UK