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Sanger Institute 25th Anniversary Sequencing Project Coordinator

Salary range: £38,989 to £45,000, plus excellent benefits

This role is fixed term for 2 years

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed term Project Coordinator responsible for leading in the planning and implementation of a sequencing project for Sanger’s 25th anniversary.

Key objectives will include coordination of the overall project and leading Sanger’s scientific contribution to the project, which is likely to focus on aspects of UK biodiversity.

Collaboration, coordination and consultation across internal stakeholders (including faculty, sequencing, and informatics pipelines) and external stakeholders will be critical to success in this role. 

We welcome applications equally from those who wish to work full time (37 hours) or for a minimum of 30 hours per week via a flexible working arrangement.

Job Reference

Essential Skills

  • MSc Bioinformatics or PhD
  • In depth experience of sequencing and informatics
  • Biological expertise, preferably in biodiversity related disciplines
  • Extensive experience of communicating effectively internally at all levels and with select external individuals
  • Experience of managing projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and organise own workload

Ideal Skills

  • Presentation skills


Other information

The Sanger Institute is a charitably funded research centre focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. We use state of the art large-scale genomic approaches to drive world-leading projects to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. Our goal is to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.

The Institute is located near Cambridge, UK on the stunning Wellcome Genome Campus. This growing and dynamic site is the British hub of genomic science. It hosts the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Open Targets, a Biodata Innovation Centre and will soon host Genomics England Limited’s 100,000 Genomes Sequencing Centre. The Campus is also home to Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science. Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation and supports learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Campus. Its mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society.

To help researchers to develop their skills and networks, the Institute hosts a range of scientific seminars with internal and invited speakers, scientific group meetings and skills development workshops.

Our Benefits include: Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Group Income Protection, Healthcare scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Workplace Nursery and 25 days Annual Leave, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30, plus Bank Holidays. We also have a gym, two cafes, dining facilities, and a free campus bus service. Our thriving Sports and Social Club provides many opportunities to meet with people working across the campus.

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

Please include a covering letter and CV with your application.  

Deadline: 3rd April 2017