Senior Bioinformatician - Biology/Chemistry Interface and Proteomics Research
Data Sciences & Quantitative Biology Team
Location: Cambridge, UK
Salary: Competitive with excellent benefits
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And in return… we’re looking for curious minds, comfortable taking smart risks and learning
Who you are
Are you a bioinformatician passionate about biomedical research looking for an exciting and impactful new challenge? Do you have experience analysing proteome wide omics data and high-throughput molecular or genetic screens for target identification and drug discovery? Is research and development at the interface between biology and chemistry exciting for you?
Then why not join our Data Sciences & Quantitative Biology team in Cambridge, UK and apply bioinformatics and computational solutions to help us evolve and extend our capabilities in our drive to find the medicines of the future. In doing so, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of bioinformaticians, data scientists, image analysts and statisticians providing quantitative insights to discover new therapeutic modalities. Our group is committed to enhancing AstraZeneca’s ability to enable effective target selection and hit identification (e.g. Mervin et al, 2021 ).
This is an excellent opportunity for you to apply your bioinformatics and data analysis skills in a fast-moving and multi-disciplinary area, championing the discovery of new potential drugs for promising targets to treat disease. The role will encompass multiple approaches, including molecular bioinformatics, data integration, statistical analysis, visualisation, pipelining and close collaboration with talented chemists and biologists. As part of a global data science department, your leadership of projects will evolve at the pace of our innovative research and development of new technologies working on projects across different therapeutic areas, in close partnership with experimentalists.
At AstraZeneca, we believe in the potential of our people, and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.
The available position is part of a team focused on protein-based and molecular bioinformatics research. Alongside your peers, you will work at the interface between biology and chemistry and impact target discovery, compound hit identification and lead optimisation.
Your main responsibilities will involve:
The following skills would be a plus but are not mandatory for the role:
Work with curious minds in an inclusive culture
Seamlessly come together in our inclusive environment. Here all doors are open, and every voice is heard. From working side-by-side with academia to innovating with biotech – we are forever expanding our horizons.
By sharing and increasing our knowledge we are empowered to be the best we can be and accelerate progress.
Build a long-term career by unlocking opportunities for lifelong learning
At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.
So, what’s next?
Complete your application before the below closing date.
This role is open from 18 August 2021 and welcome with your application no later than 1 Sept 2021.
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