The Wellcome Sanger Institute
We are looking for a Data Manager to join the Genomics of Inflammation and Immunity Group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, led by Dr. Carl Anderson ( ).
About the Role:
You will play a central role in a substantial research programme using high-throughput genetics and genomics to further our biological understanding of immune-mediated diseases and, ultimately, identify new drug targets for these debilitating diseases. The team has complex genomic and phenotypic data on tens of thousands of patients and healthy individuals, and we are looking to recruit a Data Manager to lead all aspects of data management.
You will develop and establish best-practices for storage, backup, and organization of genomics and phenotypic data, and create pipelines that implement these practices, including standardized quality control pipelines for ensuring data integrity. You will be responsible for ensuring that our data is uploaded to appropriate repositories, and handle queries from external users of our data. Similarly, you will drive the ascertainment of external datasets and ensure that these are documented and aligned appropriately to internal datasets. You will also play a key role in selecting samples for sequencing, minimizing unwanted duplicates and ensuring that samples are tracked throughout their journey through the Institute’s core sequencing and informatics pipelines. You will contribute to standardizing and scaling analysis pipelines and to the writing of scientific research papers.
You will join a multi-disciplinary team of statisticians, geneticists, immunologists, computer scientists and clinicians who work together to understand the genetics and genomics of immune-mediated disease. You will have a collaborative approach to research and take a full and active role in discussions, contributing both ideas and expertise as necessary.
Essential Skills Technical Skills:
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Other information Whilst the developments around COVID-19 continue to evolve, the Wellcome Genome Campus is closed for all but essential functions and facilities.
People remain at the centre of everything that we do and the majority of our staff are now working remotely to ensure continuity of operations, making use of remote communication and collaboration tools.
Interviews will be taking place virtually and the successful candidate should expect to be fully supported through remote on-boarding and working from home until the Campus re-opens to all staff. This approach may vary for individuals located overseas and/or where a visa is required and starting will be based on a number of factors, we will be able to provide specialist advice to those affected candidates.
We appreciate the importance of achieving a healthy work-life balance and support this with a number of benefits, including a flexible working policy for those who may wish to apply to amend their working pattern or arrangement. We welcome applications for this position that are looking for flexible working, such as flexible start and finish times, and equal consideration will be given to individuals regardless of their working preferences.
Please apply with your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.
Closing Date: 17th March 2021
About Us The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leading genomics research centre. Our findings are used to improve health and to understand life on Earth.
There’s an attractive benefits package on offer at the Wellcome Genome Campus. We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.
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