top of page
Head of Bioinformatics
Competitive Salary, Great Benefits, Fantastic Career Opportunities
Michael Glaze-Santonen
Head of Bioinformatics: Cambridge

My client is a pioneering Biotech company involved in the exploration of microbiomes for treatments related to areas such as Immuno-Oncology and Ulcerative Colitis.
As a result of the progression to clinical trials, expansion is planned and as part of this a candidate for the role of Head of Bioinformatics is being sought.

Further Details;

Driven by landmark clinical studies of multiple cancers such as renal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and melanoma amongst others, the client has an ongoing commitment to microbiome research and development in immuno-oncology. Further to this, through collaborations with public and private institutions, they are making a real difference in the Biotech world and are known as leaders in cancer microbiome space.

What does the Role entail?
* Lead the Bioinformatics team and provide strategic leadership. The overarching aim is to translate the potential of the microbiome to deliver benefits to patients
* Together with the team, identify microbial signatures from large clinical datasets across a variety of human diseases and therein establish novel programmes which deliver live bacterial therapeutics and biomarkers
* Maintain/project the company’s competitive position in microbiome bioinformatics and lead the analysis of key microbiome datasets
* Continue to enhance the company’s world-leading microbiome profiling/taxonomic classification platform and downstream analytical/machine learning (ML) capabilities
* Help lead the expansion into other areas such as functional analytics and other additional new areas of relevance

Experience Sought;

* An excellent people manager to lead and develop the team
* Advanced scientific ability in Bioinformatics, Genomics and Microbiology
* Expertise in microbiome analysis, including characterization and functional genomics
* Experience of analysing clinical studies and/or large genomic datasets, including interpreting and integrating different omics datasets
* Established ability in development and implementing bioinformatic capabilities and pipelines
* An understanding of the link between bioinformatics and experimental biology/drug discovery and development

Bonus areas;

* Experience in biostatistics
* Experience in biomarker discovery from large datasets
* Experience in coding (Python, R, or other)

What can you Expect?

* A competitive starting salary
* Flexibility in working hours as much as possible
* Pension contributions
* Life & Health insurance
* 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
* Pathways for career progression
* Ongoing commitment to training

If you feel that you have the required experience for the position we would love to hear from you so please email us a copy of your CV in the first instance.

Whilst we would like to respond to each application individually, we often receive over 200 applications per role and doing so is not feasible unfortunately. That said we are happy to be "pursued" if you feel strongly on the matter so be persistent and we will do our best to reply!

bottom of page