Bioinformatics Apprentice

Illumina Uk Limited
Chesterford Park, Saffron Walden, CB10 1XL
£18,200.00 annually
13 May 2019
25 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
You will study part-time with our educational partner Anglian Ruskin University (ARU). A blended course, combining online study with face to face lectures at ARU's Cambridge campus once a week.

In parallel of your studies you will be able to experience first-hand what it is like to work in a Medical Laboratory. You will also gain on the job training from a multi-disciplinary team, including laboratory scientists, software developers, bioinformatics analysts and quality professionals, will have an opportunity to develop skills in various of these areas through a series of placements within the team.
  • Working with genomics datasets and performing analyses to assess the impact of making changes to the established laboratory workflow
  • Developing and maintaining bioinformatics tools and analysis workflows to speed up the delivery of new results
  • Documenting and communicating analysis outcomes to colleagues
  • Interacting with laboratory scientists, software developers and quality professionals to deliver projects as a team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience in software development and automation, including one or more of the following programming languages:Python, R, C#, go
  • A bright, enthusiastic attitude with the ability to implement practical solutions and learn quickly on the job
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to work as a team

Personal qualities

  • None other than the essential above

Desired qualifications

  • None other than the essential above

Future prospects

  • At the end of the course you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) Bioinformatics and gain a wealth of experience with No Student Loan to pay back.
  • A career in Bioinformatics, a fast growing and sort after industry with unique and transferable skills.

Things to consider

Illumina offer a wealth of benefits which includes, gym membership, medical insurance, pension contribution, annual bonus and a very generous annual leave policy.

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